Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others.Symptoms: Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance Expecting to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it.
Participants (N = 900; age range 12-93 (M = 28.95, SD = 12.64; 70% female) were monitored daily in terms of suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, worthlessness and perceptions of not coping. Latent Growth Curve Analysis was used to check if groups of inpatients reporting suicidal ideation, who shared early change in measures of psychological distress, existed. Logistic regression tested whether different groups were at higher (or lower) risks of deliberate self-harm.
Many people who live with narcissistic personality disorder may not necessarily be aware of how this mental health illness is affecting their well-being or their need for help or treatment. Though you can continue to live with narcissistic personality disorder, your abilities and potentials may be severely limited as you deal with the ramifications of this disorder.