Narcissistic personality disorder and pathological narcissism

Chloe F. Bliton, Alexandra L. Halberstadt, A. Esin Asan, Aaron L. Pincus

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The current chapter is organized in sections articulating the two main clinical perspectives on how to best conceptualize narcissism: (1) narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) as extreme expressions of grandiosity, reflected in DSM NPD, and (2) pathological narcissism as states of grandiosity and vulnerability. We review key assessment practices and supporting research for both perspectives. We then review important associated clinical features and treatment of NPD and pathological narcissism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mental Health, Third Edition
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-3
ISBN (Electronic)9780323914987
ISBN (Print)9780323914970
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology

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