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The elimination of NPD from the DSM would be a disaster

Apparently, the removal of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (DSM-V code 301.81; ICD-10 code F60.81) from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is still being considered.   Sam Vaknin talks about it in this video. I think its removal would … Continue reading

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Personality Disorders: The clusters A, B & C

Originally posted on living in stigma:
This deserved to be reblogged. Almost 10% of the United States population is personality disordered, with Cluster B being the rarest  (which surprised me). It looks like Histrionic (Cluster B), Schizoid and Paranoid (Cluster A) and Dependent (Cluster C) are … Continue reading

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Question about DSM billing codes

I know these codes are only used for billing purposes, but I always wondered why they are numbered/ordered the way they are. Can anyone shed some light on why the decimal digits skip so many places and why the PD’s … Continue reading

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Is BPD a real disorder or should it be eliminated as a diagnosis?

The myriad ways experts “see” borderline personality disorder. (click to enlarge) There’s a great deal of confusion and disagreement in the professional literature about the nature of Borderline Personality Disorder. The blogger BPDTransformation (whose blog is excellent if sometimes a … Continue reading

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6 Signs of Narcissism You May Not Know About (Psychology Today)

Interesting article about the lesser-known indicators of narcissism from Psychology Today. Contrary to popular opinion, narcissists do not love themselves, only their image. I agree with Dr. Seltzer that these six traits should be added to the official diagnostic criteria … Continue reading

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Not every narcissist has NPD.

As has been done with autism spectrum disorders, it’s becoming increasingly common to think of NPD as falling on a spectrum of narcissism, ranging from normal or healthy narcissism (which most of us have to some degree) all the way … Continue reading

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My brilliant friends also have Aspergers

Originally posted on galesmind:
Aspergers another form of autism is not well understood. Because people with Aspergers can have trouble communicating they can be assumed to be unintelligent and strange. The exact opposite is true. Because of social media I…

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My daughter is officially BPD, not NPD!

So, my daughter finally agreed to see a psychiatrist and took a battery of tests and interviews in his office. She got her her official diagnosis. She has a number of mental issues but I am so thankful NPD isn’t … Continue reading

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Sociopath vs. psychopath: is there a difference?

I’ve been using the terms psychopath and sociopath interchangeably on this blog, even though I’m aware there are differences between the two. I was curious enough to Google what the difference is, and came across an article in Psychology Today … Continue reading

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Is antisocial personality disorder really NPD on crack?

I have to admit I’ve been confused by the distinctions between the Cluster B personality disorders, especially those of NPD and ASPD. There seems to be little distinction in most literature between NPD and ASPD (antisocial personality disorder) with most … Continue reading

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