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Only a licensed psychiatrist can diagnose an individual with narcissist Personality Disorder, or NPD. Individuals with NPD rarely seek psychiatric help (that's part of the disorder: "I'm OK and you're crazy, why should I seek help?") so usually it's a spouse or family member that exposes the behavior. Individuals suspected of having NPD must have a certain number of traits or characteristics common to the disorder. Recognizing these traits is what a psychiatrist is trained to do. An individual can have multiple symptoms of NPD and still not get a diagnosis of NPD.

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If you completely ignore a narcissist will he act as if you are superior to him and subsequently behave himself?

Again, narcissism is a rare and serious diagnosed personality disorder, not a label. By nature of the disorder a true narcissist wouldn't think anyone is superior to him.

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He was diagnosed with with antisocial personality disorder and schizophrenia.

If u are a megalomaniac are you a narcissist?

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Is a narcissist paranoid?

Yes! Extremely, it's part of their personality disorder.

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Why was Princess Diana diagnosed with borderline disorder?

She was not officially diagnosed with it. Persons with psychiatric training have publicly speculated that her personality matched with those of people with Borderline Personality Disorder.

When was the first person diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder?

This sounds like something a narcissist would ask.... trying to set someone up so they can POW show you have wrong & stupid you are. But they love you.

What people were diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder?

tyler eaves has this thing

Dissocial personality disorder?

Dissocial personality disorder is diagnosed by repeated patterns of disregard for the rights of others. A failure to thrive in social situations is also another indicator of this disorder.

What is the definition of borderline personality disorder?

Borderline personality disorder is another way to say anxiety, basically. It is a mental health disorder that causes emotional instability. It is often diagnosed by a psychiatrist.

Are all mental abusers Narcissistic and what is the difference?

Not all mental abusers are. A narcissist is someone who suffers from a specific personality disorder called "Narcissistic Personality Disorder." This disorder is relatively rare. Not all abusers suffer from the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) - although many of them have narcissistic traits.

What was Jeffrey Dahmer diagnosed with?

Actually, no he wasn't ever diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder or schizophrenia. Dahmer's official diagnosis were major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, paraphilias (sexual disorders such as necrophilia, hebephilia, etc), substance use disorder (both alcohol and drugs) and borderline personality disorder.

Can a narcissist be self-diagnosed?

Usually not.

How do you cope with dementia in a person with narcissistic character disorder Is a narcissist more prone to dementia in old age?

My mother suffered from (undiagnosed) Narcissistic Personality Disorder. During the last years of her life she showed signs of Dementia. My step-mother (my father knew how to pick his women!!) has been, for her entire life, a full blown narcissist with all the traits of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. She has recently (she is 78) been diagnosed with Vascular Dementia. I have no idea how to cope with it. It is soul destroying to have to deal with her.

What does Hypothetical personality disorder mean?

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Can you enlist in the military if you have a personality disorder?

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Did Harold Shipman have a mental disorder?

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What are the best jobs for someone with Narcissist Personality Disorder?

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What is the average IQ of someone diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder?

There isn't any scientific study that tells that.

What celebrities have borderline personality disorder?

Never been diagnosed, but quite possibly, Anna Nicole Smith.

Is schizophrenia a personality disorder?

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What is the difference between personality disorder and narcissism?

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What personality disorder causes people to have no friends or relationships?

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