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Perverse narcissistic disorder

Understanding the perverse narcissistic disorders and the possible accompaniments.

Perverse narcissistic disorders - definition and symptoms

Perverse narcissistic disorders – definition

A perverse narcissistic individual (suffering from a perverse narcissistic disorder) has a self-deprecating image and values ​​himself by demeaning others. Men are generally more affected by this disorder.
The subjects concerned tend to give themselves a superior appearance to the others and feel a strong need to be admired.

Symptoms of perverse narcissistic disorders

People suffering from perverse narcissistic disorders are very often attractive, sympathetic and reserved at the same time. They usually have the following signs:

  • Maintains fuzzy communication.

  • Change opinion frequently.

  • Tell lies.

  • Feel jealousy

  • inability to admit wrongdoing or take responsibility for his actions.

  • inability to recognize the needs or feelings of others.

  • Continual seeking of recognition or success.

Victims of an individual with a perverse narcissistic disorder generally experience some degree of damaged self-worth and guilt.

Perverse narcissistic disorders - risk factors

This personality disorder is both complex and unrecognized. Overprotection during childhood, with high expectations from family and friends, can present a real risk factor for the development of this disorder.
A genetic, or neurobiological disorder can also be considered as a possible cause.

Les What accompaniments for subjects suffering from perverse narcissistic disorders ?

Different psychotherapies can help the patient to defuse the defence mechanisms (which generally come from childhood) which are at the origin of the behaviour described as “perverse narcissistic”.
Family therapy brings together the family of the patient. Several discussion sessions then allow us to explore conflicts and communication problems in order to deal with relationship problems linked to the disorder.
Group therapy allows the subject to meet people who have the same type of problem and aims to improve relationships with others.
Individual therapy, on the other hand, can take several years to provide satisfactory and noticeable results. In the long term, therapy aims to restructure the personality, in order to recreate a positive and realistic image of oneself. Therapy teaches the patient to have better relationships with others, more intimate, more pleasant and satisfying relationships.
Drug treatments are not used specifically to treat narcissistic perversion. However, if the patient has symptoms of depression or anxiety, antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications can help.