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Toxic Relationships: Narcissist or Bipolar?

How to differentiate narcissism from bipolar.

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Manic episodes of bipolar resemble twelve out of fourteen identifying criteria for narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), with only admiration-seeking and devaluation specific to narcissism. Chronic substance abuse can also mimic the characteristics of somebody with NPD, making differential diagnosis difficult.

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Write Mind Matters

Write Mind Matters

BA(psych), GradDipBus(HR), DipHlthSc(NatNut)|Mother of five|Talking personality disorders & trauma. MA student researching IPV & CPTSD.

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