The Effects of Narcissistic Personality Disorder on Your Son
Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch can treat your son with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (or Narcissism, or NPD), a learned behavior disorder in which he is excessively self-absorbed, and exhibits tremendous conceit. As a Narcissist, he believes himself to be intensely exceptional, and may be condescending toward others, as if no one else is quite up to his level.
Diagnosis for NPD includes many of these symptoms: an inappropriate sense of self-import, lack of compassion, takes advantage of others, an unjustifiable anticipation of especially favorable treatment, requires excessive admiration, is engaged in fantasies of ideal love, or limitless success or power.
How We Can Treat Your Son’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch
If not treated, complications may extend beyond academic problems and with relationships, to include depression, substance abuse, and even suicidal thoughts.
Schema therapy (a combination of elements from cognitive, behavioral and gestalt therapy along with object relations’ treatment) is one of the more effective treatments. A main purpose of this therapy would be to diminish your son’s insistence that others see him as he wishes to be seen and instead, adapt to reality.
In serious cases, he can be controlling and self-absorbed, even fanatical and dismissive of the therapist’s thoughts.
Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch Transforms Troubled Boys into Young Men of Character
The very first Teen Challenge school of its kind, we continue to find inventive new ways to help struggling boys, even after 4 decades years of service. Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch in Arkansas is a Christian, therapeutic boarding school and ranch, devoted to helping troubled boys by applying faith-based solutions to life’s problems.
Our approach to learning is very structured and disciplined. Our approach to teaching, program format and interventional style are all biblically based. We see academic success as a key to long-term life success.
Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch strives to help the struggling boys become psychologically balanced, physically healthy, mentally sound, academically accomplished, socially adjusted and spiritually alive. We have seen even the most oppositional and out-of-control boys transform their lives and become young men of character and integrity.
With our critical phase Aftercare program, we don’t disappear after your child returns to home and family, but help with his transition challenges, by finding a local mentor, providing continued encouragement and accountability, and avoiding a return to the problems that brought him to us in the first place.
It can be overwhelming to send your child outside your home for the help he needs, and the hardest thing you will ever have to do as a parent. If no other treatments have worked, his problems persist, or are worsening, or his behaviors placing his health or life at risk, consider Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch in Arkansas for your son.