Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Narcissistic Personality disorder is described as a consistent pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and lack of empathy for others (think Gaston from Beauty and the Beast). These patterns start in early adulthood and are persistent through life and across a variety of contexts as personality does not often change once it is developed. The following are common characteristics of someone with narcissistic personality disorder:
- Has an excessively grand sense of self
- Is preoccupied with fantasies of great success, fame, power, beauty, brilliance, or love
- Believes that he or she is unique
- Requires large amounts of attention and admiration
- Has a sense of entitlement
- Exploits relationships for personal gain
- Lacks empathy
- Is often envious of others
- Believes others are envious of his or herself
- Behaves arrogantly
- Are boastful and frequently overestimate their abilities and accomplishments
- Are sensitive to criticism.
Narcissistic personality disorder occurs more in males than females and is not often diagnosed until adulthood. At the Serin Center, we provide personality testing to assess for Narcissistic Personality disorder and can also provide informed treatment through multiple modalities.
What We Don’t Treat
We are not an emergency clinic. We are an outpatient provider so we do not have inpatient facilities. We are not a hospital and do not provide detox services for addictions. We do not treat schizophrenia or brain disorders related to advancing age such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. We are not contracted with any court system and do not provide court ordered services related to child custody or other matters.