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narcissism

 [nahr´sĭ-sizm]
dominant interest in oneself; self-love. adj., adj narcissis´tic.
primary narcissism that occurring in the early infantile phase of object relationship development, when the child has not differentiated himself from the outside world and regards all sources of pleasure as originating within himself.
secondary narcissism that in which the libido, once attached to external love objects, is redirected back to the self.

nar·cis·sism

(nar'sis-izm, nar'si-sizm),
1. A state in which one interprets and regards everything in relation to oneself and not to other people or things.
See also: autoeroticism.
2. Self-love, which may include sexual attraction toward oneself.
See also: autoeroticism. Compare: autosynnoia.
Synonym(s): self-love
[Narkissos, G. myth. char.]

narcissism

/nar·cis·sism/ (nahr´sĭ-sizm) dominant interest in one's self; the state in which the ego is invested in oneself rather than in another person; self-love.narcissis´tic

narcissism

(när′sĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
1. Excessive preoccupation with or admiration of oneself.
2. A personality disorder characterized by an exaggerated sense of self-importance, need for admiration, and lack of empathy. Also called narcissistic personality disorder.
3. Pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one's own body or self, considered in psychoanalytic theory to be a fixation on or a regression to an infantile stage of development.

nar′cis·sist n.
nar′cis·sis′tic adj.
nar′cis·sis′ti·cal·ly adv.

narcissism

[när′sisiz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, Narcissus, mythic youth in love with himself
1 an abnormal interest in oneself, especially in one's own body and sexual characteristics; self-love.
2 (in psychoanalysis) sexual self-interest that is a normal characteristic of the phallic stage of psychosexual development, occurring as the infantile ego acquires a libido. Narcissism in the adult is abnormal, representing fixation at this stage of development or regression to it. Compare egotism. See also narcissistic personality, narcissistic personality disorder.

narcissism

A term with a wide range of meanings, most or all of which include an obsessive focus on oneself and one’s needs and wants, to the virtual exclusion of other people.

nar·cis·sism

(nahr'si-sizm)
1. Sexual attraction toward one's own person.
2. A state in which the person interprets and regards everything in relation to himself or herself and not to other people or things.
Synonym(s): self-love.
[Narkissos, G. myth. char.]

narcissism

Possession of an exaggerated and exhibitionistic need for admiration and praise and an overweening conviction of one's own merits and attractiveness. Narcissus, a character in Greek mythology, was a youth who fell in love with his own reflection in a pond.

Narcissus,

Greek mythological youth who refused all offers of love.
narcissism - self-love, which may include sexual attraction toward oneself. Synonym(s): self-love

narcissism (närˑ·s·sizˈ·m),

n excessive admiration of self, par-ticularly of the body and sexual characteristics.

nar·cis·sism

(nahr'si-sizm)
1. State in which one interprets everything in relation to oneself and not to other people or things.
2. Self-love, which may include sexual attraction to oneself.
[Narkissos, G. myth. char.]

narcissism (när´səsizəm),

n a personality disorder in which a person is so self-absorbed that the needs and feelings of others do not matter.

Patient discussion about narcissism

Q. Is narcissism misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder or autism? Is narcissism misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder or autism? It would seem to me that Bipolar and some forms of Autism are equally likely to be misdiagnosed as NPD.

A. well...what do you know...i didn't even know there's a connection between the two...the seeing your question made me wanna check it up. and i found this article:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9661104

it says that there are narcissistic behavior amongst bipolar patients.

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