13 doctors weighed in:

Can narcissistic personality disorder be cured?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Generally Not

Personality disorders are generally not curable.
They can be modified in some cases with a lot of therapy over a long time. However, since those with narcissistic pd are likely to think that if there is a problem then it someone else and not themselves, they often are not very amenable to therapy actually working.

In brief: Generally Not

Personality disorders are generally not curable.
They can be modified in some cases with a lot of therapy over a long time. However, since those with narcissistic pd are likely to think that if there is a problem then it someone else and not themselves, they often are not very amenable to therapy actually working.
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Personality

Disorders are very hard to cure.
Usually, people feel comfortable with their personality and see no need to change. The place to start is with parts of their personality that they are uncomfortable with (i.e. Neurotic parts). Slow minimal progress can be made.

In brief: Personality

Disorders are very hard to cure.
Usually, people feel comfortable with their personality and see no need to change. The place to start is with parts of their personality that they are uncomfortable with (i.e. Neurotic parts). Slow minimal progress can be made.
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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