7 Serious Mental Illnesses Empaths Get from Narcissistic Abuse


 Number 1: Major depressive disorder.

 Empaths who have been subjected to narcissistic abuse are more likely to be depressed. As narcissists prevent empaths from engaging in their interests, passions, or ambitions, empaths will lose interest in almost everything. Narcissists are possessive people who isolate empaths in their delusional world because they want them only for themselves. They deprive empaths to have quality time with their loved ones and prevent them from doing the activities they enjoy. Since they took away their emphasis on freedom and opportunities for self-development and success, it is undeniable that narcissists are incredibly insecure people.

Empaths will experience heavy emotional exhaustion since narcissists have taken up all their time and energy, leading to depression. Due to narcissists’ victim-blaming and denigrating techniques, empaths will feel worthless and guilty. Narcissists will also have a massive and destructive impact on empaths’ decision-making and cognitive abilities.

 One of the biggest signs of major depressive disorder is when a person wants to die voluntarily or involuntarily. When empaths are experiencing the signs of depression, they should immediately consult a health care professional to determine whether or not their depression has gone severe.

Number 2: Obsessive-compulsive disorder.

 Obsessive-compulsive disorder is defined by the American psychiatric association as: “A disorder in which patients have repeated unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations, also known as obsessions that causes them to feel driven to do something repetitively, also known as compulsions”. Due to their narcissistic abuse from narcissists, empaths acquired an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Empaths have begun to act in redundant ways due to fear fueled by the recurring visions of narcissists’ angry faces and repeating sensations of physical injury inflicted on them by their abusers.

 Perhaps, the empaths had these violent incidents printed on their thoughts during instances of discarding, cursing, or physically harming them for causes such as the empath’s failure to meet the narcissist’s requirements. To better understand what it feels like to have an obsessive-compulsive disorder, I will give you a scenario concerning it.

 For example, when narcissists order empaths to clean the house, do the laundry, wash the dishes, or safeguard the house by locking the doors, empaths will often repeat such tasks. They will sweep the floor even if it’s already shiny, and they will frequently check the doors to see if they are indeed locked. Empaths behave in these ways because they are afraid of being severely punished if they fail to comply with the narcissist’s commands.

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