Lack of empathy in patients with narcissistic personality disorder

  title={Lack of empathy in patients with narcissistic personality disorder},
  author={Kathrin Ritter and Isabel Dziobek and Sandra Prei\ssler and Anke R{\"u}ter and Stefan Roepke},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
The study's objective was to empirically assess cognitive and emotional empathy in patients with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). To date, "lack of empathy" is a core feature of NPD solely based on clinical observation. The study's method was that forty-seven patients with NPD, 53 healthy controls, and 27 clinical controls with borderline personality disorder (BPD) were included in the study. Emotional and cognitive empathy were assessed with traditional questionnaire measures, the… CONTINUE READING
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