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People with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) believe that the whole world revolves around them. They maintain a lack of ability to empathize with others and wish to keep the focus upon themselves at all times. They display an arrogant behavior and need admiration which must be constant from the people around them. They are described as cocky, self-centered, manipulative and demanding. Narcissists usually concentrate on fame and may be convinced that they reserve special treatment.
People with NPD have a high self-esteem, but there is a difference between high self-esteem and NPD. People who have high self-esteem are often humble, whereas narcissists rarely are humble. Those who suffer from narcissistic personality disorder are actually secure or grandiose. They can also be very aggressive and sometimes dangerous, seeking risky situations and making bold impulsive decisions.
Narcissistic personality disorder sufferers are usually nice, charming and attractive. Long-term relationships with narcissists often have a dismal outcome. On average, a level of narcissism drops dramatically by age 30. Causes are not known, although genes play a significant role (about 50 percent). The person’s environment also plays a role, especially with peer interaction. Treatment is rare because most narcissists avoid therapy. However, with therapy, NPD sufferers can learn to be more caring which can improve their involvement in social settings.
At Avalon Malibu’s Grand House, there are multiple treatments available for narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, family therapy and group therapy. If depression or anxiety exists, medicines may be needed. If treatment is not sought, there is a risk of substance abuse, relationship problems and major feelings of deep sadness and emptiness leading to depression.
Located on oceanfront property, the Grand House of Avalon Malibu sits among some of the most beautiful real estate in the country. Individuals who suffer from any personality disorder are welcomed to enter into our professional programs where we offer individuals the help and the attention they deserve.
The healing and calming time spent at the Grand House allows for uninterrupted introspection and a reduction of stress surrounded by an atmosphere of health and healing. This supportive setting will add to our client’s ease of suffering from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) or from any other personality disorder.
Avalon Malibu therapists use individual psychotherapy to effectively treat clients with narcissistic personality disorder. Individuals often begin therapy at the suggestion of family members to treat symptoms which disrupt their lives. Therapy can be difficult, however, because clients are often unwilling to acknowledge the disorder. Our professional staff has determined that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective to help clients change their destructive thinking. Our goal at Avalon Malibu is to help each client create a more realistic self-image.