Commentary on the Special Issue: Narcissistic Personality Disorder: A Coming of Age.

  title={Commentary on the Special Issue: Narcissistic Personality Disorder: A Coming of Age.},
  author={Lois Wonsun Choi-Kain},
  journal={Journal of personality disorders},
  volume={34 Supplement},
  • L. Choi-Kain
  • Published 1 March 2020
  • Psychology
  • Journal of personality disorders

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Are Psychodynamic Theories and the Alternative DSM-5 Model for Personality Disorders Finally Going to Meet?

The narcissist's unique pattern of self-impairments in identity and self-direction, and of interpersonal disfunctioning, is discussed, and how contemporary psychodynamic theories and the hierarchical model of Pincus and Lukowitsky additionally inform or contradict the AMPD is examined.



Dialectical behavior therapy compared with general psychiatric management for borderline personality disorder: clinical outcomes and functioning over a 2-year follow-up.

One year of either dialectical behavior therapy or general psychiatric management was associated with long-lasting positive effects across a broad range of outcomes, and one important finding that replicates previous research is that participants continued to exhibit high levels of functional impairment.

Revised NESARC personality disorder diagnoses: gender, prevalence, and comorbidity with substance dependence disorders.

Comorbidity analyses revealed strong associations between PDs and alcohol dependence, drug dependence, and tobacco dependence and PD diagnoses were also associated with scores on dysfunction and impairment, perceived stress and less social support, lifetime history of suicide attempts, interpersonal difficulties, and problems with legal authorities.

Pathologic forms of self-esteem regulation.

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Prevalence, correlates, disability, and comorbidity of DSM-IV borderline personality disorder: results from the Wave 2 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.

BPD is much more prevalent in the general population than previously recognized, is equally prevalent among men and women, and is associated with considerable mental and physical disability, especially among women.

A randomized trial of dialectical behavior therapy versus general psychiatric management for borderline personality disorder.

It is suggested that individuals with borderline personality disorder benefited equally from dialectical behavior therapy and a well-specified treatment delivered by psychiatrists with expertise in the treatment of borderline Personality disorder.

Randomized controlled trial of outpatient mentalization-based treatment versus structured clinical management for borderline personality disorder.

Structured treatments improve outcomes for individuals with borderline personality disorder, and patients randomly assigned to MBT showed a steeper decline of both self-reported and clinically significant problems, including suicide attempts and hospitalization.