A clinician's quick guide to evidence‐based approaches: Narcissistic personality disorder

  title={A clinician's quick guide to evidence‐based approaches: Narcissistic personality disorder},
  author={Ross M King and Brin F. S. Grenyer and Clint G. Gurtman and Rita Younan},
  journal={Clinical Psychologist},

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