Factors in the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Narcissistic Personalities

@article{Kernberg1970FactorsIT,
  title={Factors in the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Narcissistic Personalities},
  author={Otto Kernberg},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  year={1970},
  volume={18},
  pages={51 - 85}
}
  • O. Kernberg
  • Published 1 January 1970
  • Psychology
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
N THIS PAPER I shall discuss the etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and some factors in the treatment of patients with narcissistic I personality structure. I do not expect to treat the subject exhaustively, but I hope to shed new light on certain areas. This paper deals mainly with the clinical problem of narcissism, and such metapsychological considerations as will be presented shortly have to do only with the etiology of pathological narcissism and not with the broader issue of the theory of… 
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