Narcissism and the narcissistic personality disorder: a comparison of the theories of Kernberg and Kohut.

@article{Russell1985NarcissismAT,
  title={Narcissism and the narcissistic personality disorder: a comparison of the theories of Kernberg and Kohut.},
  author={Gary Al. Russell},
  journal={The British journal of medical psychology},
  year={1985},
  volume={58 ( Pt 2)},
  pages={137-48}
}
Narcissism has been a perennial topic for psychoanalytic papers since Freud's 'On narcissism: An introduction' (1914). The understanding of this field has recently been greatly furthered by the analytical writings of Kernberg and Kohut despite, or perhaps because of, their glaring disagreements. Despite such theoretical advances, clinical theory has far outpaced clinical practice. This paper provides a clarification of the characteristics, diagnosis and development of the narcissistic… CONTINUE READING