Narcissistic Personality Disorder: A Current Review

  title={Narcissistic Personality Disorder: A Current Review},
  author={Elsa F. Ronningstam},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  • E. Ronningstam
  • Published 8 January 2010
  • Psychology
  • Current Psychiatry Reports
The diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder in the DSM-IV has been criticized foremost for its limitations in capturing the range and complexity of narcissistic pathology. The attention to the narcissistic individual’s external, symptomatic, or social interpersonal patterns—at the expense of his or her internal complexity and individual suffering—has also added to the diagnosis’ low clinical utility and limited guidance for treatment. Recent studies and reviews have pointed to the need… 

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