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Pathological mind games. Covert and overt put-downs. These are the manipulative tactics survivors of malignant narcissists are unfortunately all too familiar with.
POWER: Surviving and Thriving After Narcissistic Abuse
Wondering what you could have done differently to prevent abuse or help your loved one address their issues can add to your emotional turmoil. Toxic relationships also share some similarities with addiction, explains Ellen Biros , a therapist in Suwanee, Georgia, who specializes in helping people recover from abusive relationships. Recognizing that you did experience abuse , whether from a romantic partner, family member, or friend , is an important first step toward recovery. Denial can protect you , in a way. Strong romantic or familial love overshadows reality for many people. But denying what happened prevents you from addressing it and healing from it. It can also set you up to experience more pain in the future.
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Narcissistic abuse is a hypernym for the psychological, financial, sexual, and physical abuse of others by someone with narcissistic traits or suffering from narcissistic personality disorder NPD [ citation needed ]. Narcissistic Personality Disorder has been referred to as a mental health condition by several medical research and journal organisations, such as, for example, the United States National Library of Medicine , Mayo Clinic , and Cochrane medical journals. There is little evidence to show psychological, financial, sexual or physical abuse manifests itself differently or more often in people with narcissistic traits or narcissistic personality disorder. People suffering from personality disorders, including, but not limited to, narcissistic personality disorder, face stigma in everyday life, including from themselves, society, and even clinical situations. Social stigma is the disapproval of, or discrimination against, a person based on perceivable social characteristics that serve to distinguish them from other members of society. Despite efforts to combat the stigma against mental illness , analysis indicates that attitudes towards mental illness have not improved, recent research highlighting the continued prejudice and discrimination experienced by those with mental illness.