Narcissism in Official Psychiatric Classification Systems: Toward DSM-5

Susan C. South, Nicholas R. Eaton, Robert Krueger

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This is only a proposed outline of changes, and may not ultimately be accepted as the final word for DSM-5. Unfortunately, NPD is not listed as one of the disorders in line for full DSM-5 fieldtesting (APA, 2010). Such large-scale examination might finally have provided answers to the many questions that still remain about NPD and narcissism. Instead, we will have to rely on the many clinical, personality, and social psychologists and psychiatrists already engaged in active research programs on narcissism to answer the question of whether the evidence justifies the continued inclusion of NPD as an official diagnosis in the next edition of the psychiatric classification system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Subtitle of host publicationTheoretical Approaches, Empirical Findings, and Treatments
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780470607220
StatePublished - Mar 12 2012


  • Diagnosis
  • Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • Narcissistic personality disorder


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