Current understanding of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder

  title={Current understanding of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder},
  author={Jessica Yakeley},
  journal={BJPsych Advances},
  pages={305 - 315}
SUMMARY This article reviews historical contributions to the conceptualisation of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), including its evolution as a clinical diagnosis within the DSM classification of mental disorders. It discusses the epidemiology and aetiology of NPD, noting that empirical studies of both are limited. The challenges of managing patients with prominent narcissistic traits are presented, and the psychological therapies specifically designed for the treatment… Expand
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