Disorders of Narcissism: Diagnostic, Clinical, and Empirical Implications

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Elsa Ronningstam
Jason Aronson, Jan 1, 2000 - Psychology - 483 pages
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Written by a distinguished group of experts who have made important contributions to our understanding in this field, Disorders of Narcissism: Diagnostic, Clinical, and Empirical Implications is the most comprehensive overview of narcissistic pathology and narcissistic disorders to date. Combining the latest empirical evidence, clinical diagnostic observations, and advances in treatment, this volume addresses important subjects at the forefront of the study of narcissism, including cognitive treatment, normal narcissism, pathological narcissism and suicide, and the connection between pathological narcissism, trauma, and alexithymia.
  

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Contents

Normal Narcissism An Etiological and Ethological Perspective
7
Pathological Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder Theoretical Background and Diagnostic Classification
29
Further Developments in the Clinical Diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder
53
DSM Narcissistic Personality Disorder Historical Reflections and Future Directions
75
Developmental Aspects of Normal and Pathological Narcissism
103
Treatment Implications
121
Introduction
123
Transference and Countertransference in the Treatment of Narcissistic Patients
125
Special Clinical Considerations
295
Introduction
297
Affect Regulation and Narcissism Trauma Alexithymia and Psychosomatic Illness in Narcissistic Patients
299
Pathological Narcissism and SelfRegulatory Processes in Suicidal States
327
Research
345
Introduction
347
Empirical Studies of the Construct Validity of Narcissistic Personality Disorder
351
Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Pathological Narcissism LongTerm Stability and Presence in Axis I Disorders
375

Psychoanalysis of Patients With Primary SelfDisorder A Self Psychological Perspective
147
An Object Relations Theory Approach to Psychoanalysis With Narcissistic Patients
171
Treatment of Narcissistic Disorders in the Intensive Psychiatric Milieu
195
Narcissistic Patients in Group Psychotherapy Containing Affects in the Early Group
221
SchemaFocused Therapy for Narcissistic Patients
239
Manifestations of Narcissistic Disorders in Couples Therapy Identification and Treatment
269
Association Between Psychopathy and Narcissism Theoretical Views and Empirical Evidence
415
Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Adolescent Inpatients A Retrospective Record Review Study of Descriptive Characteristics
437
Afterword
457
Index
459
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Elsa F. Ronningstam, Ph.D., is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, The Psychosocial Research Center at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, and a Candidate at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. She is also Associate Clinical Psychologist at McLean Hospital and at Two Brattle Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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