Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Narcissistic personality disorder — one of several types of personality disorders — is a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others.
Wiki Number: PW129
Diagnosis: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
US Patients: About 1%
Sex Ratio: M+;W
Age Onset: Early Childhood
Brain Area: a lesser amount of gray matter in the left anterior insular cortex and prefrontal cortex (Gray matter interprets messages.)
Symptoms: exaggerate self-imprtance, crave admiration, struggle with empathy; daydream about achieving power-the injustices of failing
Progression: believes he should only associate with those of high-status, has a sense of entitlement, is exploiitative of but envious of others.
Causes: It is inheritable. With less gray matter in those areas there is likely to be less empathy, compassion, emotional regulation&cognition
Therapies: relationship counseling may help – insecurity may have driven the person to dominate others; “Megalomania” is another term used.
Youtube Video: Understanding Narcisissistic Personality Disorder
Amazon or Library Book:
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Support Group: enough-foundation.com
(Designed for the Victims of Narcissists)
4 CURRENT ARTICLES
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- Psychometric properties of the affect integration inventory - short form in a sample of patients with personality disorderby Christina Frederiksen on November 29, 2023
CONCLUSION: Taken together, the results of the study demonstrate that in clinical settings, including patients with personality disorders the AII-SF-42 is a valid and useful alternative to the full-length version of the instrument.
- Limited prosocial emotions (LPE) specifier in conduct disorder and offending behavior: findings from a 10-year prospective longitudinal study of juveniles in residential careby Cyril Boonmann on November 29, 2023
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-5, a limited prosocial emotion (LPE) specifier has been added to the conduct disorder (CD) diagnosis in addition to the age of onset specifier. It was suggested that this would identify a subgroup with severe antisocial and/or aggressive behavior with serious current and future (mental health) impairment. Research in recent years has shown that this is indeed a subgroup with severe antisocial...
- Subthalamic nucleus physiology is correlated with deep brain stimulation motor and non-motor outcomesby Mikael Levy on November 29, 2023
Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation is commonly indicated for symptomatic relief of idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Despite the known improvement in motor scores, affective, cognitive, voice and speech functions might deteriorate following this procedure. Recent studies have correlated motor outcomes with intraoperative microelectrode recordings. However, there are no microelectrode recording-based tools with predictive values relating to long-term outcomes of integrative motor and...
- Effectiveness of a universal personalized intervention for the prevention of anxiety disorders: Protocol of a randomized controlled trial (the prevANS project)by P Moreno-Peral on November 29, 2023
BACKGROUND: To date, all preventive anxiety disorders interventions are one-fit-all and none of them are based on individual level and risk profile. The aim of this project is to design, develop and evaluate an online personalized intervention based on a risk algorithm for the universal prevention of anxiety disorders in the general population.