HOMEOPATHIC APPROACH TO NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER
You have to love yourself to love others, but, if you love yourself prolifically, you lose connection with your factual “inner persona” and you thrive an attitude stipulating that the entire world revolves around you and everyone complies with your thoughts. Every one of us has to often grapple with challenging people. Being congnizant of the polarity between normal behavioral traits and personality disorders can be pivotal in resolving new and existing relationship issues. The utmost idiosyncrasy of a Narcissistic individual is that they can take pleasure in staring at their own reflection in water, their cynosure of self is fanatical. Narcissistic personality disorder is an ailment where a person has an outrageous consciousness of self-importance, serious hunger for admiration and unreasonable delusional self-absorption that centralizes on boundless success, authority, intelligence, glamour or self-love. Narcissistic personalities are convinced that they are superior to others, and therefore, have no consideration or respect for the feelings of others, are apathetic, immoral and impervious to the outlook of others. Behind this semblance of arrogance lies an impotent self esteem, a deep rooted insecurity which is vulnerable to any trivial recrimination.
Narcisistic personalities are the most challenging patients to deal with, for the simple reason that their syndrome pioneers from an indomitable rationale that they never make mistakes. These individuals are egotistic, selfish, demanding, attention seeking, shrewd, unpredictable and manipulative. Narcissists are captivating, seductive, irresistable, sweet talkers, and can attract others when first met. However, are unable to maintain long term personal and social relationships. Their pretentious superiority, renounces them from being liable for their misconduct, instead they hold others accountable for their own behaviors. Children nurtured by Narcissistic parents lose their potential to be on the same wavelength with others and start camouflaging their emotional needs with grandiose, egotistical behaviors that helps insulate their low self esteem and insecurity. It is very salient that parents role model their children virtuosity to appreciate themselves and others.
Causes of Narcissistic Personality Disorder:
• Children raised in a dysfunctional family with irresponsible, abusive or temperamental caregiving.
• Lack of harmony in endearment, admiration during early years.
• Overindulgence or overvaluation during childhood.
• Living with an unduly predominating and manipulative family.
• Being raised by parents who calibrate their own self esteem by setting overwhelming goals and expectations for their children.
Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder:
• Arrogance, self obsession, supercilious, no sentiments or empathy for others.
• Delusional obsession of success, power or idealism.
• Unreasonable craving for attention and admiration.
• Critical of others but cannot tolerate criticism from others.
• Melodramatic, grandiloquent, very demanding.
• Envious, vigilant, impatient and easily angered.
• Masking their feelings of embarrasment, low self esteem and low confidence wth antithetical emotions of superiority.
• Trouble safeguarding their personal and social relationships.
• Substance and alcohol abuse.
• Eating disorders.
• Suicidal thoughts.
• Other Personality disorders.
Homeopathic approach to Narcissistic Personality Disorder:
Narcissistic propensity is more mental than physical. Substandard upbringing, unpleasant family connections, abusive background, poor self image, discontentment, ongoing stress, and multiple other facets get ingrained at the core of your psyche, foster unreasonable negativism, and adapt your outlook towards life, thus, making you emotionally imbalanced. The Homeopathic fundamental believes that any malady is a consequence of perpetual lack of emotional harmony. As your psychosomatic disorder ameliorates, without further ado, the physical ailments cease to exist. The holistic modus operandi of Homeopathy offers a comprehensible system of stamping out behavioral negativities by perceiving your overall constitution, individuality and vista towards life. Due to individualistic nature of Homeopathy, the remedies modulate your persona, influence your innate self and coordinate your self-energy to have ascendancy over life situations. Homeopathic remedies can appreciably improve your strength of character, perseverance, audacity, optimism and expectations. The essence of these remedies will reimpose well being by stimulating your inherent potential to unleash negative emotions.
Homeopathic consitutional approach is natural, competent and cost effective. The objective of this modality is to facilitate the patient evolve a healthier self-esteem and more realistic expectations of others. Below, I have noted some important Homeopathic remedies which can be used in Narcissistic Personality Disorder under the supervision of an experienced Homeopath. These remedies are just a few of the commonly used Homeopathic remedies and are mentioned only to create awareness about the effectiveness of Homeopathic medicines in this disorder. It is not advisable to resort to self medication for any disease.
Homeopathic remedies for Narcissistic Personality Disorder:
Arum Metallicum: This is an excellent remedy for Narcissism. These patients are melodramatic, over sensitive, feel hopeless with a great desire to commit suicide. They are highly enterprising and feel that they are more efficient than others, they work hard to secure a high position in society. Their ailments are from grief, humiliation or self blame. They feel abandoned and worthless, get grumpy and emotional at slightest dispute. Their appetite and thirst is increased with nausea. Young girls complain of having foul breath at puberty. They are sleepless with frightful dreams.
Lycopodium: This remedy is recommended for patients who have a strong love for power. They are dictatorial towards those who can be controlled and timid towards those who are superior. They lack confidence and feel incompetent. They fear responsibility and present themselves contradictory to their true self by hiding their feelings of incapability. They brag, are egotistic, impolite and dictatorial. Their relationships are superficial, they fear marriage but women can be wild and promiscuous. They dislike cold drinks and desire sweets.
Palladium Metallicum: This is another significant remedy for patients affected by wounded pride and fancied neglect. These patients love admiration, are pompous and treat people with contempt. They get easily offended. They are delusional of being criticized, mistreated and not appreciated. They stay vibrant when in company but otherwise are exhausted.
Platina: This is a brilliant remedy for snobbish and highly intelligent people. They fantasize belonging to a high status or royal family, and disapprove of their friends and relatives of low status. They look down upon everyone, even their own children. Infact, they bear thoughts of killing their children or spouse. They perceive themselves as superior, smarter, and more spiritual than others. Any disturbance in their pride will induce symptoms. These patients feel numb and cold with violent cramping pain in the sexual organs. They have a ravenous appetite for food and sex.
Stramonium: This remedy is indicated for persons who are unusually self interested, love and think of themselves only. They have trouble engaging in and maintaining any emotional relationship. They have the power and influence of a baby, who can fascinate the people around them. Their ailments are from suppressed anger and low self image. They are jealous and threaten to kill.
Self – care measures for Narcissistic Personality Disorder:
• Learn relaxation and stress management.
• Stay motivated and focused on your goal.
• Avoid conflict with others.
Hence, Consider Homeopathy and help nurture your innate nature to allign with your circumstances and surroundings, develop a salubrious individuality so that you can appreciate others as separate identities.
About the author:
Neepa Sevak (DHMS, DHom, DIHom, DHM, CCH, RSHom (NA), HMA) is experienced and registered with the Arizona Homeopathic Board of Medical Examiners, and certified by the Council of Homeopathic certification. She is currently practicing Classical Homeopathy, is a Supervisor, Clinical Faculty and is on the Board of International Affairs at the American Medical College of Homeopathy. She also coaches students with clinical cases at the Teleosis School of Homeopathy in North America. Neepa is also serving as a specialist at ACA (Autism Community of Africa, an organization that is helping heal Autistic children in Africa, with the help of Homeopathic remedies). Her mission is to “Promote Health through Homeopathy with a Holistic, Totalistic, and Individualistic approach”.
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