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Rihanna suffering from mental disorder?

entertainment Updated: Jun 13, 2012 18:55 IST
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Rihanna, who has reportedly reached a “breaking point” after months of wild partying, has doctors fearing for her health. The troubled star, 24, has told pals she is both physically and mentally exhausted and is “feeling lost.” The 24-year-old crooner’s friends claimed that RiRi was struggling to cope as her hectic non-stop party lifestyle finally took its toll. But experts insist that a string of bizarre messages and pictures she has put on Twitter revealed that she could have a mental disorder.

They claimed that she was showing signs of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). “She’s reached breaking point. RiRi says she’s physically and mentally exhausted and feeling lost,” the Daily Star quoted a source as saying. “I think she desperately needs help and some time off, not just from work but from all the other stresses of her life, too," the source added. The songstress has been often pictured jetting around the world attending a string of showbiz parties.

She first sparked fears for her health after Tweeting pictures of herself hooked up to a drip in hospital. “Rihanna’s erratic behaviour could indicate that she suffers from NPD. Symptoms are an exaggerated sense of self importance and a need for constant admiration, which Rihanna shows by posting semi nude pics,” Relationship psychologist Jo Hemmings said. “If she does have NPD, with counselling she could recognise the damage she’s causing,” Hemmings added