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Aggressivity, Narcissism, and Self-Destructiveness in the Psychotherapeutic RelaNew Developments in the Psychopathology and Psychotherapy of Severe Personality Disorders$
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Otto F. Kernberg

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300101805

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300101805.001.0001

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Pathological Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Theoretical Background and Diagnostic Classification

Pathological Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Theoretical Background and Diagnostic Classification

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Aggressivity, Narcissism, and Self-Destructiveness in the Psychotherapeutic Rela
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Otto F. Kernberg

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300101805.003.0003

Pathological narcissism constitutes a dimension within the field of personality disorders that includes, in order of progressive severity, narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), malignant narcissism, and antisocial personality disorder. This chapter discusses the history of the psychiatric use of the term, narcissism; clinical characteristics of NPD; etiology of NPD; and differentiating NPD and antisocial personality disorder.

Keywords:   personality disorders, narcissistic personality disorder, malignant narcissism, narcissism, antisocial personality disorder

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