Tuesday, August 1, 2017

NPD Criteria

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is published by the American Psychiatric Association. Its criteria are used to diagnose mental conditions as well as used by insurance companies to reimburse for treatment. Criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder include (somewhat paraphrased):
  • An exaggerated sense of self-importance
  • An expectation to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant that
  • A tendency to exaggerate achievements and talents
  • A preoccupation with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
  • Believing that you are superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people
  • Needing constant admiration
  • A sense of entitlement

The list continues tomorrow.

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