Narcissistic Personality Disorder
In many instances, for people with NPD beneath the confidence they exude is low self-esteem. It is also common for Narcissistic Personality Disorder to disproportionately affect males, with symptoms appearing most frequently in teenage years. I. Additionally,most people suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder, experience comorbid symptoms including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, and other mental health issues .
If you believe that you or someone you know has Narcissistic Personality Disorder, it is important to know that professional help is available. At Blair Wellness Group, we offer concierge-care and flexible appointments including evenings and weekends designed to accommodate your busy schedule. We also offer teletherapy and telephone appointments for clients who are not able to travel to our office or have busy travel schedules.
Causes of Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Among the potential causes of Narcissistic Personality Disorder are genetics, childhood experiences, environment, and/or brain chemistry, although the exact factors are not known. As with many other personality disorders, scientists agree that the development of mental health disorders is complex.
Common traits for people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder include:
- Inflated self-importance (they often have the immense need to be the most important person in the lives of family members, friends, and people they know and feel compelled to habitually inflate their achievements)
- Power fantasies (is often preoccupied thinking of their own personal success, achievements, and accomplishments)
- Demand admiration (requires frequent adoration and affection from others)
- Takes advantage of others (seeks to use others for personal gain)
- Unempathetic (has difficulty identifying with the needs of others)
- Arrogance (experiences difficulty keeping pride, smugness, and vanity in check)
- Sense of entitlement (has unrealistic demands of other people, believing that he or she should receive favorable treatment)
The most important thing to know is that if you exhibit any of the traits and symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, it is necessary to seek the help of a trained mental health expert. Diagnosis for Narcissistic Personality Disorder can be challenging, and that’s why it is crucial to work with a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Blair Wellness Group. It must be noted, many people can be diagnosed with more than one personality disorder. A Licensed Clinical Psychologist can help the patient with unique and customized approaches and a specific plan of action that meets their individual needs.
Treatment for Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Dr. Blair is a highly skilled Psychologist specializing in the treatment of Personality Disorders using different treatment approaches in psychotherapy. There are various modalities in the treatment of Narcissistic Personality Disorder to offer helpful solutions in treatment of many Personality Disorders including Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
At Blair Wellness Group, we employ a variety of different approaches that are tailored to meet the unique individual needs of our patients. Designed to get your results quickly, our treatment is focused on helping you to feel empathy towards others and building relationships on connection and compassion.
In addition, Psychotherapy can specifically help people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder to develop intimate relationships with friends, loved ones, and coworkers. Common focuses include developing the ability to process and regulate your feelings, let go of unrealistic expectations and goals, realize your true level of potential, and impulse control. This approach allows patients the opportunity to accept responsibility and move forward. Oftentimes, Psychotherapy is particularly effective when loved ones also participate in sessions.`
Visit Blair Wellness Group
Because personality disorders are easy to misdiagnose, and patients may suffer from more than one disorder, it is crucial to seek professional help and treatment in order to get the care you need. If you or a loved one have noticed symptoms that you exhibit Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Dr. Blair and the team at Blair Wellness Group can help. Whether your goal is to manage a short-term situation or you desire regular, ongoing treatment that focuses on helping you reach your desired personal emotional and behavioral goals, we are here to provide you with the personalized care that is necessary to live a more satisfying, healthier, more fulfilling life.
At Blair Wellness Group, we proudly offer concierge-style care, which means that our confidential sessions are designed to meet the demands of your busy schedule and even through remote teletherapy. Evening and weekend requests are available upon request, and we also offer cash-pay, allowing our patients to avoid using their health insurance. Request an appointment today.
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