Phew!! I must say I was extremely concerned in 2010 when the APA (American Psychological Association) announced it would be eliminating (NPD) Narcissistic Personality Disorder from their update to the DSM (Diagnostics & Statistics Manual)in 2013.
Fortunately, due to significant professional and public outcry, the APA has decided NOT to eliminate NPD as a psychiatric disorder!
Thank you, APA! Thank God! Thanks to everyone who has ever done anything to build awareness on the topic of pathological narcissism. It is NOT normal behavior and should NEVER be classified as such!
In my opinion, if the APA did eliminate NPD as a psychiatric disorder, it would be sending a message that narcissism has not only become an acceptable norm of behavior, but is now necessary for survival!
The APA's decision not to do this is HUGE and has far reaching implications on what we can do legally to support and protect innocent victims of this pathological abuse.
Please don't stop making your voice heard!!!! It is so important and it is making a difference.
Below is a link to an article from the Telegraph that really makes you realize how narcissism is slowly becoming more and more of a norm of behavior in our society, which proves the necessity of making our voice heard.
Please don't stop building awareness and spreading the word. Every one of you here knows that knowledge is not only empowering, but liberating!!!!! Please pass it on!
Lots of Love,