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What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

  • Mental health disorders

Many people may be familiar with the casual use of the term narcissist, referring to a person who is very self-centered, boastful and hungry for attention and admiration. However, narcissistic personality disorder, a condition described in the DSM-5-TR*, is more severe, persistent and problematic.

What are Personality Disorders?

What are personality disorders? A personality disorder is a way of thinking, feeling and behaving that deviates from the expectations of the culture, causes distress or problems functioning, and lasts over time.

Antisocial Personality Disorder: Often Overlooked and Untreated

  • Mental health disorders, Patients and Families

Antisocial personality disorder may be one of the most misunderstood mental disorders. It is also often undiagnosed and untreated, according to a recent special report by Donald Black, M.D. in Psychiatric News.1 He referred to it as “psychiatry’s forgotten disorder,” noting that few clinicians diagnose or treat it.

Personality Disorders

Learn about Personality Disorders, including symptoms, risk factors, treatment options, and answers to your questions.

Dissociative Disorders

Learn about dissociative disorders, including symptoms, risk factors, treatment options and answers to your questions.

DSM-5 Fact Sheets

Download fact sheets that cover changes in the new edition, updated disorders, and general information about the DSM–5.

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