Narcissistic Personality Disorder Term Paper by Roberto Sanchez

Narcissistic Personality Disorder
General overview of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).
# 58546 | 1,285 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on May 16, 2005 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Disorders)

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a personality disturbance in which the patient has an exaggerated sense that he or she is important. Likewise, NPD is associated with two other sub-disorders, Narcissistic-Histrionic Mixed Personality Disorder and Narcissistic-Antisocial Mixed Personality Disorder. This paper looks at how the cause of NPD is essentially one thing: a patient's parent unit over-indulging and evaluating the child, all of which generally occurs during the patient's childhood. It explains that, treatment-wise, there are two main options: available hospitalization and therapy, including both individual, or psychotherapy, and group therapy. Although it may not appear to be a very troublesome disorder, patients with it commonly appear in drug rehabilitation programs, centers for youth offenders, and in jails and prisons.

From the Paper:

"A personality disorder is a disorder is a set of inflexible, maladaptive personality traits that keep a person from function properly in society. More specifically, the Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a disorder that causes the patient to appear arrogant, pompous, and is also unable to experience empathy for other people (Feldman 484). A person with NPD is a person that has an exaggerated sense of self-importance. These people expect special treatment from others, while at the same time blatantly disregarding the rights of those other people (Feldman 484)."

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