Narcissistic Personality Disorder Case Studies

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I. Introduction: The case study of Nick, paints the picture of a young African-American man whose larger than life personae seems to be in sharp contrast with the realities of his existence. An uncharacteristic moment of genuineness and vulnerability, in which he expressed his feelings of depression and past suicidal thoughts to his doctor, has opened the door for Nick to delve into his mental and emotional issues with a therapist. However, his false bravado and self-created grandiose image, will most likely impede his ability to accept the needed treatment and potentially diminish the likelihood for a positive prognosis. A thorough familiarity with his diagnoses, background, cultural influences, treatment history and motivation to fully engage in the process are needed to develop an effective treatment plan for this young man. II. …show more content…

Diagnoses: Nick meets the criteria for a diagnosis in at least two categories, and those categories are Narcissistic Personality Disorder (American Psychiatric Association, 2013, p. 669) and Delusional Disorder, grandiose type (American Psychiatric Association, 2013, p. 90). Based on the evidence provided, Nick qualifies for both disorders, however, Narcissistic Personality Disorder would be the main

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