Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a behavioral condition characterized by a persistent pattern of grandiosity, the need for admiration, and a lack of empathy. These individuals can be charming and successful, however their motivation is to obtain constant attention and praise.
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
History Of Present Illness:
Sense of entitlement
TIPS FOR STANDARDIZED EXAMS
Classically NPD presents with a disregard for the well being of others HOWEVER patients will not have a history of legal problems (criminal record) or a history of conduct disorder.
- Disregard for others + no evidence of legal problems and conduct disorder = narcissistic personally disorder
- Disregard for others + legal problems + hx of conduct disorder = antisocial personality disorder
Page Updated: 08.29.2016