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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- Epidemiology and factors associated with acute stress disorder in burned patients: a case-control studyby Alejandra Tamayo-Gómez on October 26, 2021
CONCLUSION: Acute stress disorder is frequent in the hospitalised burn population, and is more frequent than in other types of trauma. Associated factors with the presentation of Acute Stress Disorder are the feeling of life threat at the time of the burn, having pain classified as strong (Visual Analog Scale (VAS) 5-10), electrical burn, and burns in special areas.
- Social, demographic and health characteristics of men fathering children at different agesby Nina Kornerup on October 26, 2021
The aim of this study was to examine associations between selected sociodemographic, socioeconomic, and health characteristics and the rates of fatherhood in different age groups. We investigated rates between 2011 and 2015 in a population-based register study including all men born from 1945 to 1995 residing in Denmark in 2011. The study population consisted of 1,867,108 men who fathered 268,612 children during the follow-up. The associations were quantified as incidence rate ratios using...
- Client and Clinical Utility of the Assessment of Personality Disordersby Laura C Weekers on October 26, 2021
Clinical utility and client utility are important desirable properties when developing and evaluating a new classification system for mental disorders. This study reports on four focus groups followed up by a Delphi study among clinicians working with clients with personality disorders (PD) and clients with PD themselves to harness both user groups' perspectives on the utility of PD diagnosis. Our findings show that the client and clinician views of the concept of utility were closely aligned...
- Effects of subclinical emotional and behavioral problems on metabolic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Role of maternal and adolescent personality traitsby Sabide Duygu Uygun on October 25, 2021
CONCLUSION: Our study showed that adolescents' personality and subclinical symptoms were not related to HbA1c levels in the absence of psychiatric comorbidity, while some maternal personality traits were associated with metabolic control. Management of T1DM should be tailored to adolescents and their needs with the proper involvement of mothers.