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Do people with premature heart disease have narcissism in them?

J.Lucy Boyd
Epidemiology

I'm not aware of any known connection between premature heart disease and narcissistic personality disorder. Narcissistic personality disorder can cause a great deal of stress in the individual, which is a risk factor for heart disease. This risk may be increased if the individual uses poor stress management techniques such as smoking cigarettes or drinking more than a moderate amount of alcohol.

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