It is a personality disorder that is affecting a lot of individuals in the population. It is the narcissistic personality disorder that is one of the not so common disorders out there. It is this one that was forts determined in the year 1968. It is this one that is medically defined as a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy. When taking a look at the population then this one affects only about 1%.
There are five categories of this disorder and they are the unprincipled narcissist, amorous narcissist, compensatory narcissist, elitist narcissist, and fanatic type. Falling into one of these categorize is what an individual will be once they are diagnosed having NPD. Whenever an individual will have unprincipled narcissism then they are the ones that will have an antisocial features like being fraudulent, deceptive and exploitative. And once you will be looking at a person with amorous narcissism then they are the eons that will show histrionic faetures. When taking a look at individuals with compensatory narcissism then it is them that exhibits negativistic and avoidant features. And when an individual will show paranoid features then it is them that has a fanatic narcissism.
When taking a look at the subcategories of this disorder then experts categorize then into two and they are oblivious and hypervigilant. Once you are able to see an individual that is grandiose, arrogant and thick-skinned then they belong to the oblivious type. It is a hypervigilant individual is what you will have once they are easily hurt, oversensitive and ashamed.
When taking a look at the exact cause of this one then there is none found so far. When taking a look at this disorder though then there are many factors that can lead to it. Once an individual has been emotionally abusing in the formative years, overindulgence, and had excessive admiration particularly during childhood then they are the eons that can lead to this type of disorder. Once you will look at the disorders then it will start to show during early adulthood and it will progress over a period of time. Just like any other disorder, it is this one that will also have complications like relationship and family problems and increasing dependence on alcohol or other drug.
When taking a look at treatment for NPD then one of the most effective that is being used is psychotherapy. Being compassionate to other people is what these individuals are able to do with the help of this treatment. It is with psychotherapy that there are two main goals that should be achieved. When taking a look at the process of psychotherapy then it has a short term goal and that is to free the individual of substance abuse. And the long term goal is to change the person character. Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication is what s commonly used for hope with NPD. For them to control depression and anxiety then it is these drugs that will be given.