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.

 

Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: PW129
Diagnosis: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
US Patients: About 1%
World Patients:
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
Medications:
Therapies: relationship counseling may help – insecurity may have driven the person to dominate others; “Megalomania” is another term used.

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