About Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Teens
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (or Narcissism, or NPD) is a learned behavior disorder in which teens are excessively self-absorbed, and exhibits tremendous conceit. As a Narcissist, your son or daughter believe they are intensely exceptional, and may be condescending toward others, as if no one else is quite up to their level.
Diagnosis for Narcissistic Personality Disorder includes many of these symptoms: an inappropriate sense of self-import, lack of compassion, takes advantage of others, an unjustifiable anticipation of especially favorable treatment, requires excessive admiration, is engaged in fantasies of ideal love, or limitless success or power.
How Narcissistic Personality Disorder is Treated
If not treated, complications may extend beyond academic problems and with relationships, to include depression, substance abuse, and even suicidal thoughts.
Schema therapy (a combination of elements from cognitive, behavioral and gestalt therapy along with object relations’ treatment) is one of the more effective treatments. A main purpose of this therapy would be to diminish a teen’s insistence that others see them as they wish to be seen and instead, adapt to reality.
In serious cases, teens can be controlling and self-absorbed, even fanatical and dismissive of the therapist’s thoughts.
Our Program for Troubled Youth Treats Narcissistic Personality Disorder
As you search for therapeutic boarding schools to help your son or daughter with antisocial personality disorder, consider Diamond Ranch. Diamond Ranch is different by design. We are a premiere youth residential treatment center with elite private boarding school opportunities. Struggling teens achieve success with our personalized therapeutic approach. We have six treatment programs located on one 55-acre campus. This structure is uniquely designed to provide specific, customized care for our students in their individual programs. Each program is designed to address specific needs in an environment allowing students to connect with peers their same age and gender who are struggling with similar issues.
All aspects of Diamond Ranch’s program for troubled youth is integrated and designed to be therapeutic in purpose. The Therapeutic Milieu created at Diamond Ranch facilitates the change process. Our students are on a journey of learning and emotional self-discovery at all times under the care of professionally licensed Mental Health Professionals.
We provide an environment that inspires students to develop a lifelong love for learning and a positive plan for a future career path. Our qualified teachers assist students in creating an individual course to advance their education.