Here at Mint Message, we have talked about borderline personality disorder - a treatable condition that affects up to six percent of the general population - and antisocial personality disorder - a condition associated with a lack of empathy that affects three percent of the general population. Now, we at Mint Message are going on to talk about another condition. We have created a short video for the Mint Message YouTube channel to introduce people to how this condition works, but we will provide information about this mental illness here in this article so people can have a basic idea of how this condition works.
The mental illness we are talking about is called narcissistic personality disorder, which can be referred to as NPD for short. Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a complicated and long-term mental health issue for many people just like antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder, so this one article can only act as an introduction to NPD instead of a perfect, full-blown explanation for how it all works.
One obvious question people might ask is how many people are affected by untreated Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and the answer varies. When it comes to peer-reviewed studies, the lowest potential number can be one percent of the general community, meaning only one out of one hundred people have some form of untreated NPD. However, some peer-reviewed studies bring that number to six percent of the population, meaning that one out of sixteen people have a potential lack of empathy due to an untreated mental illness.