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What is the treatment for narcissism?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Psychotherapy: Narcissim is a personality disorder, and personality disorders often are quire treatment resistant. Medicataions seldom if ever help directly. First, the person has to recognize that there is a problem and then find someone able to identify the problem and look for ways of changing behavior. It's slow, difficult work requiring a skilled therapist.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
I would recommend psychoanalysis.
Apr 15, 2015
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Narcissist: Therapy for narcissists is often arduous, painful for both patient and therapist, as the narcissist is eventually brought to a place of what is known as profound narcissistic injury, which is the beginning of his poor self esteem that the narcissism resolutely defends against. I would opt for psychoanalysis.

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