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A concise guide to personality disorders.Narcissistic personality disorder.

A concise guide to personality disorders.: Narcissistic personality disorder. George was a 27-year-old man who had recently separated from his wife. She was an unusually attractive woman whom George considered a great catch; he was often gratified to see how other men envied him. However, their relationship floundered on his inability to meet her emotional needs or to compromise his lifestyle. Within a few years, he had become chronically unfaithful and had begun to use cocaine regularly. Although George had a good education, his performance at work could best be described as disappointing. Initially his employer was impressed with his creativity and offered him significant responsibility in the business, but George had a way of making big promises and not following through. Although George was not clinically depressed, he sought therapy, which he saw as necessary for “self-realization.” He also wanted to be treated by a therapist with a notable name and reputation. This vignette describes a typical case of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), a condition that is common in clinical practice but that presents a challenge for standard methods of psychotherapy. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A concise guide to personality disorders.Narcissistic personality disorder.

American Psychological Association — Apr 27, 2015

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 American Psychological Association
Pages
91 –97
DOI
10.1037/14642-008
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Abstract

George was a 27-year-old man who had recently separated from his wife. She was an unusually attractive woman whom George considered a great catch; he was often gratified to see how other men envied him. However, their relationship floundered on his inability to meet her emotional needs or to compromise his lifestyle. Within a few years, he had become chronically unfaithful and had begun to use cocaine regularly. Although George had a good education, his performance at work could best be described as disappointing. Initially his employer was impressed with his creativity and offered him significant responsibility in the business, but George had a way of making big promises and not following through. Although George was not clinically depressed, he sought therapy, which he saw as necessary for “self-realization.” He also wanted to be treated by a therapist with a notable name and reputation. This vignette describes a typical case of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), a condition that is common in clinical practice but that presents a challenge for standard methods of psychotherapy. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

Published: Apr 27, 2015

Keywords: narcissistic personality disorder; psychotherapy

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