At Visions Treatment Centers, we approach teen narcissistic personality disorder treatment through intense one-on-one therapy, utilizing special techniques aimed at exploring adolescents’ interpersonal skills and self-image. Teen narcissistic personality disorder can be difficult to treat because narcissists typically do not accept they need help. Narcissistic personality disorder is described as a condition wherein a teen displays a long-term pattern of grandiosity and attention-seeking behavior.
They often see themselves as nothing less than perfect and reflect any form of criticism onto others. Someone who qualifies as a narcissist would be deeply insecure and would internalize any critique as a personal attack. They defend themselves via deeply condescending statements, snobbishness, aggression, and blame shifting. While they might intellectually understand some of their behavior is unwanted, they are incapable of feeling remorse or empathy, and do not internalize how others might feel emotional pain because of their abuse.