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Author Gabbard, Glen O.,
Title Narcissism and its discontents : diagnostic dilemmas and treatment strategies with narcissistic patients / Glen O. Gabbard, Holly Crisp.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : American Psychiatric Association Publishing, [2018]
Edition First edition.

Author Gabbard, Glen O.,
Subject Narcissism.
Personality disorders -- Treatment.
Personality disorders -- Diagnosis.
Physician and patient.
Personality Disorders -- therapy.
Personality Disorders -- diagnosis.
Treatment Outcome.
Physician-Patient Relations.
Alt Name Crisp, Holly,
American Psychiatric Association Publishing,
Description 1 online resource
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Narcissism and its discontents -- The cultural context of narcissism -- Modes of relatedness -- Beginning the treatment -- Transference and countertransference -- Tailoring the treatment to the patient -- Specific treatment strategies -- Termination.
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Summary The definition of narcissism can be a moving target. Is it an excess of self-love? Profound insecurity? Low self-esteem? Too much self-esteem? Because of the multifaceted nature of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), treating this disorder presents clinicians with a range of wholly unique challenges. Narcissism and Its Discontents recognizes the variable nature of NPD and provides a template for adjusting treatment to the patient rather than shoehorning the patient into a manualized treatment that may prove to be less effectual. This guide offers clinicians strategies, including transference and countertransference, to deal with the complex situations that often arise when treating narcissistic patients, among them, patient entitlement, disengagement, and envy. The authors provide a skillful integration of research and psychoanalytic theory while also addressing psychotherapeutic strategies that are less intensive but also useful -- being cognizant of the fact that a majority of patients do not have access to psychoanalysis proper. A chapter on the cultural aspects of narcissism addresses the recent societal fascination with NPD in the discourse on politics and celebrity, particularly in the age of social media. Regardless of the treatment setting -- psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, partial hospital, or inpatient -- clinicians will find a wealth of approaches to treating a diverse and challenging patient population in Narcissism and Its Discontents.
ISBN 9781615371938 (eb)
9781615371273 (pb ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 1020295551
Additional Format Print version: Gabbard, Glen O. Narcissism and its discontents. First edition. Washington, D.C. : American Psychiatric Association Publishing, [2018] 9781615371273 (DLC) 2018001808 (OCoLC)1009246652

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