Narcissism and Quality of Life: The Mediating Role of Relationship Patterns.

  title={Narcissism and Quality of Life: The Mediating Role of Relationship Patterns.},
  author={William D. Ellison and M. Chase Acuff and David Kealy and Anthony S. Joyce and John S. Ogrodniczuk},
  journal={Journal of Nervous \& Mental Disease},
Pathological narcissism is associated with decreased quality of life, even when accounting for psychiatric comorbidity, but the processes behind this association are unclear. Here, we evaluate whether disturbed relatedness accounts for the negative association between narcissistic pathology and quality of life. Patients in day hospital treatment for personality pathology (N = 218, 70% female; mean age, 37.3 years) completed measures of personality disorder features, quality of life, and global… 

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