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Initial construction and validation of the Pathological Narcissism Inventory.
- A. Pincus, E. Ansell, Claudia Pimentel, N. Cain, A. Wright, Kenneth N. Levy
- PsychologyPsychological assessment
- 1 September 2009
The Pathological Narcissism Inventory is a 52-item self-report measure assessing 7 dimensions of pathological narcissism spanning problems with narcissistic grandiosity and narcissistic vulnerability and exhibited significant associations with parasuicidal behavior, suicide attempts, homicidal ideation, and several aspects of psychotherapy utilization.
Narcissism at the crossroads: phenotypic description of pathological narcissism across clinical theory, social/personality psychology, and psychiatric diagnosis.
Narcissistic grandiosity and narcissistic vulnerability in psychotherapy.
This article provides case examples derived from psychotherapies with narcissistic patients to demonstrate how narcissistic grandiosity and narcissistic vulnerability concurrently present in patients who seek treatment.
Interpersonal Subtypes in Social Phobia: Diagnostic and Treatment Implications
Overall, friendly-submissive social phobia patients had significantly lower scores onmeasures of social anxiety and significantly higher scores on measures of well-being and satisfaction at posttreatment than cold- Substantially different subtypes of socially phobic patients.
The Impact of Pathological Narcissism on Psychotherapy Utilization, Initial Symptom Severity, and Early-Treatment Symptom Change: A Naturalistic Investigation
- William D. Ellison, Kenneth N. Levy, N. Cain, E. Ansell, A. Pincus
- PsychologyJournal of personality assessment
- 17 April 2013
Results indicated that grandiosity, but not vulnerability, was negatively related to the use of adjunctive services and positively predicted client-initiated termination of psychotherapy, highlighting the clinical utility of assessing pathological narcissism in a real-world psychotherapeutic context.
Attachment and mentalization in female patients with comorbid narcissistic and borderline personality disorder.
Investigation of attachment representations and the capacity for mentalization in a sample of adult female borderline patients with and without comorbid narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) showed that the NPD/BPD group was significantly more likely to be categorized as either dismissing or cannot classify on the AAI than the BPD group.
Interpersonal pathoplasticity in the course of major depression.
These findings support the relevance of interpersonal pathoplasticity in depressive course and that this heterogeneity has clinical significance, and are the first to use LPA and circular profiles to examine interpersonal heterogeneity within a diagnostic group.
Frontolimbic neural circuit changes in emotional processing and inhibitory control associated with clinical improvement following transference‐focused psychotherapy in borderline personality disorder
This pilot study aimed to investigate neural activation associated with, and predictive of, clinical improvement in emotional and behavioral regulation in BPD following TFP.
An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patients With Personality Disorders
We describe a framework for the application of treatment modules to the major domains of dysfunction manifested by clients with personality disorder. This integrated approach takes the clinician…
Impairments in Object Relations and Chronicity of Suicidal Behavior in Individuals With Borderline Personality Disorder.
Investigation of object relational functioning and suicidal behaviors in 131 residential treatment patients found Cognitive but not affective aspects of internalized representations predicted past suicidal behavior in BPD subjects; no relationships were found between quality of object representations and suicide in other-PD subjects.