Are mental illnesses narcissistic personality disorder and psychotic depression related to one another?

It can happen. The 2 conditions are not directly related. But narcissistic personality-disordered people can become very depressed -- sometimes even psychotically so. This may happen due to perceived failures in empathy, to which they are exquisitely sensitive. Rather than being a little hurt and getting over it like less impaired people might, an npd person may lose his/her entire feeling of self-hood.
Narcissism. Personality disorders in general are at higher risk for suicide. Narcissists eventually drive everyone around themselves away through the toxicity of their very presence. and cannot see or understand their part in their own misery, which leads eventually to depression and possibly suicide. The core of it is they cannot face their own abysmal self-esteem or the reasons for it.
NPD Not Related. Narcissistic personality disorder: http://psychology.About.Com/od/personalitydisorders/a/narcissisticpd.Htm psychotic depression: http://www.Webmd.Com/depression/guide/psychotic-depression.

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Do all people with narcissistic personality disorder really have low self esteem?

Absolutely not. There are probably some types of narcissistic personality disorder that are based on trauma. In those cases i would agree that the core problem maybe low self-esteem secondary to trauma. However, for those people are born with a narcissistic temperament, they do not have trouble with low self-esteem, rather, they have a primary deficit in empathy. Read more...
Low esteen. Can be opposites. Narcissism can have inflated self-esteem and love of self. Read more...
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A relative may be suffering from narcissistic personality disorder. What are some ways we can cope with her guilt trips and other NPD behaviors?

Wizard behind screen. An initially difficult to comprehend condition it is characterized by: lack of empathy, blame, self-inflation, sometimes obsequious when they want something, and they are drawn to power, money, and compliments. Ultimately ii is always about them. They encourage idealization, won't admit any weaknesses, and encourage others to believe that anything that goes wrong is someone else's fault - yours. Read more...

If you have narcissistic personality disorder, are you likely to get delusions of grandeur?

It is possible. Such delusions are certainly possible for a narcissistic individual and would be evidence of a fairly established case. Some are merely striving toward grandeur - thinking it has arrived is advanced! Read more...
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What is the best way to heal as the scapegoat from a mother with narcissistic personality disorder?

Therapy. If you haven't been to therapy, you should. Being scapegoated in a family alters ones perceptions of otherwise healthy relationships. Learning new ways to manage the relationship with a narcissistic family member also helps protect you and develop better personal and emotional boundaries. Read more...
See a professional. If healing needs to occur in your life a professional could guide you on this. Obviously, you'd like to respond differently than you do now in your interactions with others. Healing takes lots of practice over long periods of time. Get professional guidance to ensure that you're practicing is on the right track. Read more...
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How do you get a person w narcissistic personality disorder to seek help to improve quality of life when they can't acknowledge they have an issue?

Narcisstic Tx. This is a tough assignment. There really is no treatment for anyone who does not want treatment no matter the disorder. It could be this or any addiction. They have to hit bottom before they are ready to discuss treatment. If this person comes face-to-face with lossing someone or something of value you can discuss treatment. Don't call it narcissism. Better to take a trait of selfishness to work. Read more...
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At what age you can be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder?

Young adulthood. Usually psychiatrists will wait until someone is past the age of eighteen years of age before describing someone as having a personality disorder although this is somewhat arbitrary. There is a recognition that someone can have narcisstic traits however at any point in their childhood although this needs to be integrated with age appropriate norms. It can be treated with therapy in some cases. Read more...