Can NPD be Treated?

Diagnosing and Treating Personality Disorders

Personality disorders aren’t new, but they were first really described around the beginning of the 20th century as part of Freudian analysis. During that time, psychologists and psychiatrists were first describing a variety of personality differences that they were seeing in patients.

Treatment

If a narcissist does seek out help, the treatment they receive will vary in accordance with a number of factors. The main treatment is talk therapy, also known as psychotherapy, but the patient might also be given certain medications, particularly if they have other mental health conditions like depression.

Conclusion

In sum, you can see how complex narcissistic personality disorder is, and it’s no wonder that so many people continue to suffer without any real treatment. Most of the time, they don’t even realize, or won’t admit, that they have a problem. Even if they do, getting a correct diagnosis can be a challenge, and then there’s the problem of sticking to a treatment regimen, something many narcissists simply won’t do.

--

--

Certified Psychotherapist, Relationship coach and Author. Ukrainian

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Elena Miro

Certified Psychotherapist, Relationship coach and Author. Ukrainian