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Hello I believe I can help you with your concern for your son
May I ask why you think he has narcissistic personality disorder? Like what symptoms have you observed that are causing you to feel this way?
Here is a link that can provide you with more details on narcissistic personality disorder
Unfortunately there is no medication that has been officially used to treat narcissistic personality disorder
But there are therapeutic treatment that have had some success in treatment for narcissistic personality disorder, the best therapy for this has been described as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
almost all listed in symptoms.
Okay I just wanted to make sure because a lot of symptoms have overlap and I wanted to individualize based on how you see your son
So my suggestion is to see a psychologist and not a psychiatrist because as I said medical intervention is typically not used for this disorder
A psychologist can also give your son a psychological evaluation with psychological assessments to properly diagnose your son
But how to find qualified in NPD ? I afraid if we see someone and my son will not believe in his/her ability to help , I would be hard to reassuare him to see someone else
If you give your city, I can try to find a good psychologist that may specialize in areas of personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder
East Brunswick, NJ
It is difficult for someone with NPD to see a therapist or psychologist because they do not view themselves as having a problem, so they rarely seek mental health treatment, so that may take time for him to be more open to therapy
I will take a look for you and possibly make a couple phone calls
Thanks a lot
No problem, just give me a couple minutes to call and to find the right psychologist for your son
So I tried calling this psychologist but she was not available, so I am not sure if she has experience in treating individuals with NPD. She does specialize in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach and may be able to adapt her techniques to treat individuals with NPD. You may want to call and ask if she has any experience in that area.
Im going to keep looking though to give you options
Ok, I will call her
This therapist has experience in treating personality disorders, and I suspect has experience treating NPD, but it doesnt appear anyone is answering their phones this afternoon
And here is a psychologist that has experience treating severe mental health disorders and personality disorders, so I imagine he has seen narcissism and NPD in his practice.
It is difficult finding a therapist that will state that they specialize in treating indviduals with NPD because as I said most individuals with NPD do not seek therapy, so most therapists do not advertise that they treat NPD, even though they may have experience with NPD
And here is another psychologist that I believe can provide treatment for individuals with NPD
My advice is to definitely call ahead and ask questions on if they treat NPD and how they treat that particular disorder. Many psychologists provide a free consultation, so it is possible you may be able to get an in person appointment as well
Thank you very much for you help.
No problem, I am always happy to help. Is there anything else I can do to assist you today?
No, I think this is my turn to work on it