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“I don’t love myself anymore”: narcissistic trauma as a cause of depressive symptoms in young people

Sławomir Murawiec
DOI: 10.5603/PSYCH.2020.0018
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Psychiatria 2020;17(2):100-103.

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Vol 17, No 2 (2020)
Prace kazuistyczne
Published online: 2020-05-30

Abstract

The work presents a case report of a patient with symptoms classified as depression. An in-depth interview revealed
a specific problem of this patient, as well as for many other people with similar constellations of psychological processes.
On the one hand, high demands addressed to himself, that is expectation of the career level and achievements at
worldwide importance. On the other hand, in a situation of confrontation with the requirements of studies and life
circumstances, a sense of loss of self-esteem, a sense of lack of future, sense of lost life, self-destructive tendencies and
active maintaining of inertness and self-destruction.

Abstract

The work presents a case report of a patient with symptoms classified as depression. An in-depth interview revealed
a specific problem of this patient, as well as for many other people with similar constellations of psychological processes.
On the one hand, high demands addressed to himself, that is expectation of the career level and achievements at
worldwide importance. On the other hand, in a situation of confrontation with the requirements of studies and life
circumstances, a sense of loss of self-esteem, a sense of lack of future, sense of lost life, self-destructive tendencies and
active maintaining of inertness and self-destruction.

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Keywords

depression, drug-resistant depression, chronic depression, narcissism, self-destruction, low self-esteem

About this article
Title

“I don’t love myself anymore”: narcissistic trauma as a cause of depressive symptoms in young people

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 17, No 2 (2020)

Pages

100-103

Published online

2020-05-30

DOI

10.5603/PSYCH.2020.0018

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2020;17(2):100-103.

Keywords

depression
drug-resistant depression
chronic depression
narcissism
self-destruction
low self-esteem

Authors

Sławomir Murawiec

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