Pathological Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Recent Research and Clinical Implications

  title={Pathological Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Recent Research and Clinical Implications},
  author={Elsa F. Ronningstam},
  journal={Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports},
  • E. Ronningstam
  • Published 19 January 2016
  • Psychology
  • Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports
This review is focused on integrating recent research on emotion regulation and empathic functioning with specific relevance for agency, control, and decision-making in narcissistic personality disorder (NPD, conceptualized as self direction in DSM 5 Section III). The neuroscientific studies of emotion regulation and empathic capability can provide some significant information regarding the neurological/neuropsychological underpinnings to narcissistic personality functioning. Deficiencies in… 

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