Question: What type of disorder is narcissism?

Narcissistic personality disorder — one of several types of personality disorders — is a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others.

Is narcissism a neurological disorder?

Narcissistic personality disorder is actually a brain disorder. Brain imaging completely changes the way we think about personality. It is easy to label people as arrogant, demanding, manipulative, or uncaring.

Is narcissism a spectrum disorder?

Not every narcissist has Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), as narcissism is a spectrum. People who are at the highest end of the spectrum are those that are classified as NPD, but others, still with narcissistic traits, may fall on the lower end of the narcissistic spectrum.

What is a narcissistic disorder called?

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is one of several personality disorders. People with this condition have an inflated idea of themselves and a need for lots of attention from other people.

Is narcissism similar to bipolar disorder?

Narcissism is not a symptom of bipolar disorder, and most people with bipolar disorder do not have narcissistic personality disorder. However, the two health issues do share some symptoms. In this article, we look at the relationship between bipolar disorder and narcissism, including their symptoms and treatments.

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