The Cracked Mirror: Features of Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Children

@article{Bardenstein2009TheCM,
  title={The Cracked Mirror: Features of Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Children},
  author={Karen Kernberg Bardenstein},
  journal={Psychiatric Annals},
  year={2009},
  volume={39},
  pages={147-155}
}
The notion of character disorder in children remains highly controversial given unanswered questions regarding personality formation. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition,1 personality is defi ned as “enduring patterns of perceiving, relating to and thinking about the environment and oneself ... when they are maladaptive and infl exible, they constitute Personality Disorders.”1 Currently, such disorders are “generally recognized by adolescence… Expand
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