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.
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- Eating disorders and the nine symptoms of borderline personality disorder: A systematic review and series of meta-analysesby Alexia E Miller on May 17, 2022
OBJECTIVE: Eating disorders and borderline personality disorder have high rates of comorbidity. However, the extent to which individual BPD symptoms are elevated in patients with EDs is largely unknown. Meta-analyses examined: (1) which of the nine BPD symptoms are especially elevated in individuals with versus without EDs, (2) whether particular ED subtypes have elevated levels of certain BPD symptoms, and (3) which BPD symptoms remain unstudied/understudied in relation to EDs.
- Association between self-reported drug hypersensitivity reactions and psychological disordersby Inês Machado Cunha on May 16, 2022
CONCLUSION: Patients with a self-report drug hypersensitivity have more tendency to be under treatment with psychoactive drugs and could have more tendency to somatization. Personality traces and psychopathology must be taken into account during an allergy workup.
- Psychometric Properties and Factor Structure of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 as a Screening Tool for Depression Among Ecuadorian College Studentsby Víctor Manuel López-Guerra on May 16, 2022
BACKGROUND: The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) is the most well-known self-report measure to screen for depressive symptomatology, although discerning which is the factor structure that represents the best fit remains a challenge.
- The Prevalence of PTSD in a Forensic Psychiatric Setting: The Impact of Traumatic Lifetime Experiencesby Valeria Bianchini on May 16, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: The high PTSD prevalence and the strong association found between trauma and abuse with the development of a personality disorder emphasizes the importance of an early evaluation and intervention on traumatic experiences in this difficult population of psychiatric patients; in fact, the treatment of psychiatric offenders is actually vague and devoid of scientific evidence. Our results open up the perspective on the use of known and specific interventions for trauma, such as EMDR and...