Narcissism and suicide risk

  title={Narcissism and suicide risk},
  author={Glen Owens Gabbard},
  journal={Annals of General Psychiatry},
  • G. Gabbard
  • Published 22 January 2022
  • Psychology
  • Annals of General Psychiatry
We all have narcissism, but in some cases, the perception of narcissism becomes extreme and pathological. Systematic research has shown that there are three subtypes typical of narcissistic personality disorder: the grandiose/oblivious, the vulnerable/hypervigilant, and the high-functioning subtype. Both biological and psychological factors are at work, but the true cause of pathological narcissism has not been established. The psychotherapy of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is… 

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