Monday, May 4, 2015

New Book: Dutch Children Increasingly Narcissistic

Jan Derksen, professor of clinical psychology at the Radboud University, in Nijmegen, has published a new book.  In it, he claims that Dutch children are becoming increasingly narcissistic, and are no longer used to dealing with reality.  They are used to being brought by car to their piano courses or to the sports club.  They no longer need to bicycle through the rain.  According to Derksen, the fact that they are so spoiled, and cannot weather misfortune, are the main reasons why the mental healthcare costs of Dutch society have doubled from 3 to 6 billion euros per year. 40% of mental health patients of this GGZ Program are less than 25 years old.

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