Monday, April 16, 2012

N is for Narcissistic Society.

Have you ever read something that truly horrified you?
I did last year, and it wasn’t fiction.
As I’ve mentioned before I’m a psychiatric nurse. Part of my job is to review criteria for certain diagnosis with our psychiatrist during our treatment meetings. We refer to a book that is published annually; DSM.  It is organized by a list of diagnosis and behaviors a patient must exhibit to be given that diagnosis.   
Last year DSM took Narcissist out of their list of diagnosis. Their reasoning? Too many people exhibited the traits to have it be a diagnosis anymore. In essence they were saying we live in a Narcissistic society and that those types of behaviors are the new norm.
How scary is that?