Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Treatments)

Clinical treatment is rare because most narcissists avoid therapy. However, narcissists can learn to be more caring about others, and narcissism can be reduced when these individuals are included in social groups.

Psychotherapy may be useful in getting the individual with narcissistic personality disorder to relate to others in a less maladaptive manner.

(Additional information by Nicholas S. Holtzman)

Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Last reviewed 12/31/1969
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