Overview: narcissistic personality disorder.

@article{Akhtar1982OverviewNP,
  title={Overview: narcissistic personality disorder.},
  author={Salman July Akhtar and J. A. Thomson},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1982},
  volume={139 1},
  pages={
          12-20
        }
}
The authors trace the evolution of narcissistic personality disorder as a nosological entity in a critical survey of the literature, considering and comparing differing theoretical viewpoints regarding the genesis of this disorder. They review its various descriptions, including the one in DSM-III, and develop a composite picture of the syndrome. The disorder consists of characteristic deficits in six broad areas of functioning: 1) self-concept, 2) interpersonal relationships, 3) social… Expand
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