Depression Causes Narcissistic Personality Disorder

The Psychology today magazine talks about narcissism as a form of depressive illness as well as the life of the typical narcissist  who is experiencing  dysphoria, anhenodia and other clinical forms of depression which is obfuscated  by the frequent presence of mood disorders such as bipolar.  Although, medical attention is needed with this type of illness which caused by depression, patients should be cautious in buying their antidepressant drugs such as Zoloft because of the occurring danger of counterfeit drugs, Pfizer has already issued a warning to the consumers.

Narcissisms is defined as excessive love or admiration of oneself.   What is considered as a psychological condition is Narcissism which is characterized by self preoccupation, lack of empathy and unconscious deficits in self-esteem which reacts with depression.

Mayo Clinic website also states that those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they’re superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings but behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.

What causes a person to feel and behave in socially distressing manner is when a person has narcissistic personality disorder because it is limiting the person the ability to function effectively in other areas of their lives such as work and school

What is characterized as dramatic, emotional behavior in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders are the Narcissistic personality disorder.

What is considered as a narcissistic personality disorder symptoms is when a person is fond of fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness, exaggerates his/her achievements or talents, expects constant praise and admiration believing that their special and acts accordingly, believes that others are jealous of them, sets unrealistic goals, have fragile self-esteem and appears tough-minded or unemotional to others.

Specific treatment of narcissistic personality is still unknown and only considers Psychotherapy a way to treat a patient. If you notice any of these problems in your life such as depression, anxiety or other conditions, consider consulting to a trusted health care provider or mental health provider before taking any medication such as an antidepressant drug like Zoloft which has several serious side effect such as Zoloft birth defects.


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