Patient Comments: Narcissistic Personality Disorder - Causes


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Comment from: Sarah, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 31

My ex has narcissistic personality disorder and he was abused emotionally in childhood, which is the main cause of having narcissism. He himself told me how his mom took him along with her and committed illegal activity in front of him while he was in grade 3. He never has any respect for women and such patients always take revenge of their past from their partners. And I have suffered all kinds of abuses including physical, emotional, verbal and financial. His mom and two more sisters also have the problem.

Comment from: Bella, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 03

My partner of 12 years has narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), it appears to have been caused by a childhood where he was shown no real love but lots and lots of criticism and put downs by a controlling father.


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