Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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1. Synthesis: NPD first started out as a greek myth. Psychologists then kept on seeing the traits in people and used it to explain them. Now we have a disorder for it and we know the symptoms, treatments, and possible causes of narcissism.

2. Synthesis: Narcissists usually come out as the leader and then their bad traits start to take over. Hitler came out as the one who could solve all of Germany's problems and then he started World war II.

3. How has knowledge of N.P.D. expanded since its discovery? What has been the biggest benefit?

3.1. Burgemeester, Alexander. "The History of Narcissistic Personality Disorder." The Narcissistic Life. The Narcissistic Life, 18 Apr. 2013. Web. 07 May 2014. <http://thenarcissisticlife.com/the-history-of-narcissistic-personality-disorder/>.

3.1.1. This source was written by a person who got a degree in this field and worked as a nurse with people with psychological disorders This source is not biased and is meant to inform This source answers my question This source was written in 2013

3.1.1.1. The word narcissism is derived from the greek mythology of Narcissus who when he first say his reflection in a pool he did not recognize it as his own and became entranced. in 1911 Otto Rank defined narcissism. Sigmund Freud wrote a book about narcissism and in it he said that everybody has a basic narcissism and is essential to survive. In the 60's Otto Kernberg said there were three types of narcissism: normal adult narcissism, normal infantile narcissism, and pathological narcissism. Pathological narcissism became the basis of the term that Kohut coined"narcissistic personality disorder". In 1980 it officially became a mental disorder.

3.2. Cherry, Kendra. "The History of Narcissistic Personality Disorder." About.com Psychology. About.com, 2014. Web. 05 May 2014. <http://psychology.about.com/od/psychiatricdisorders/a/history-Of-narcissistic-personality-disorder.htm>.

3.2.1. This source was written by an educator in this field and has written some books This source is meant to inform and is not biased This source answers this question This source was written in 2014

3.2.1.1. The word narcissism is derived from the greek mythology of Narcissus who when he first say his reflection in a pool he did not recognize it as his own and became entranced. in 1911 Otto Rank defined narcissism. Sigmund Freud wrote a book about narcissism and in it he said that everybody has a basic narcissism and is essential to survive. In the 60's Otto Kernberg said there were three types of narcissism: normal adult narcissism, normal infantile narcissism, and pathological narcissism. Pathological narcissism became the basis of the term that Kohut coined"narcissistic personality disorder". In 1980 it officially became a mental disorder.

3.3. "Narcissistic Personality Disorder." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic, 4 Nov. 2011. Web. 06 May 2014. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/narcissistic-personality-disorder/basics/treatment/con-20025568>.

3.3.1. The article was published by a well known clinic which means many doctors reviewed the article Their purpose is to inform This source answers shows the knowledge we know today This source was last updated in 2011

3.3.1.1. People now know that the symptoms of NPD are: believing that you're better than others, fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness, exaggerating your achievements or talents, expecting constant praise and admiration, believing that you're special and acting accordingly, failing to recognize other people's emotions and feelings, expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans, taking advantage of others, expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior, being jealous of others, believing that others are jealous of you, trouble keeping healthy relationships, setting unrealistic goals, being easily hurt and rejected, having a fragile self-esteem, and appearing as tough-minded or unemotional. We also know that the best treatment is therapy and that there is no specific medicine.

3.4. "Narcissistic Personality Disorder Medical Information." Drugs.com. Drugs.com, Nov. 2012. Web. 05 May 2014. <http://www.drugs.com/enc/narcissistic-personality-disorder.html>.

3.4.1. A: The article was written by and reviewed by many doctors B: Their purpose is to inform and their tone is informative there are advertisements but are supported by the author. Their research is sound since the article was written by people with medical degrees. Their perspective is also balanced. C: This source answers this question and nothing is inconsistent or missing. D: This source was last reviewed November 2012.

3.4.1.1. People now know that the symptoms of NPD are: believing that you're better than others, fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness, exaggerating your achievements or talents, expecting constant praise and admiration, believing that you're special and acting accordingly, failing to recognize other people's emotions and feelings, expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans, taking advantage of others, expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior, being jealous of others, believing that others are jealous of you, trouble keeping healthy relationships, setting unrealistic goals, being easily hurt and rejected, having a fragile self-esteem, and appearing as tough-minded or unemotional. We also know that the best treatment is therapy and that there is no specific medicine.

4. Did Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin really have N.P.D.? Were there other leaders with N.P.D.? If so, what impact did they have on the view of the disorder?

4.1. Nauert, Rick, PhD. "Is Narcissism an Essential Leadership Trait?" Psych Central.com. Psych Central.com, 16 Jan. 2014. Web. 07 May 2014. <http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/01/16/is-narcissism-an-essential-leadership-trait/64585.html>.

4.1.1. This source is written by a person with a PhD The source is balanced and is meant to inform This source answers a part of this question This source was written this year

4.1.1.1. Narcissists usually emerge as the group leader then their narcissistic traits start to appear and they become tyrannical, exploitive, and arrogant. Best leaders with narcissism have found the balance of the traits, the positive of self confidence and the negative, putting others down to make themselves feel good.

4.2. Hyland, Philip, Daniel Boduszek, and Krzysztof Kielkiewicz. "A Psycho-Historical Analysis of Adolf Hitler: The Role of Personality, Psychopathology, and Development." Psychology and Society 4.2 (2011): 58-63.<http://www.psychologyandsociety.org/__assets/__original/2012/01/Hyland_et_al.pdf>.

4.2.1. This source was written by three PhD students The source is meant to inform and is balanced This source answers this question This source was written in 2011

4.2.1.1. Hitler was "anal" and lead to him being narcissistic, destructive, and unable to relate to others.

5. What treatments are in development, if any, for this disorder? What would be their effects on the mind and body?

5.1. "Narcissistic Personality Disorder." Treatments and Drugs. Mayo Clinic, 4 Nov. 2011. Web. 06 May 2014. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/narcissistic-personality-disorder/basics/treatment/con-20025568>.

5.1.1. The article was published by a well known clinic which means many doctors reviewed the article Their purpose is to inform This source answers this question This source was last updated in 2011

5.1.1.1. there are no medicines specific to narcissistic personality disorder but if the patient has depression symptoms they give them medicines for those symptoms and the main form of treatment is therapy

5.2. "Narcissistic Personality Disorder Medical Information." Narcissistic Personality Disorder Medical Information. Drugs.com, Nov. 2012. Web. 05 May 2014. <http://www.drugs.com/enc/narcissistic-personality-disorder.html>.

5.2.1. A: The article was written by and reviewed by many doctors B: Their purpose is to inform and their tone is informative there are advertisements but are supported by the author. Their research is sound since the article was written by people with medical degrees. Their perspective is also balanced. C: This source answers this question and nothing is inconsistent or missing. D: This source was last reviewed November 2012.

5.2.1.1. There are no medicines but therapy is a treatment used. Therapy helps the patient relate to people in a more positive and compassionate way.

6. Synthesis: The form of treatment for people with narcissistic personality disorder is therapy and it helps the patient relate to people more positively and compassionately