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DSM to Omit Narcissism in Newest Edition

December 15, 2010

DSM to Omit Narcissism in Newest Edition. I read this awhile back on a mental health site and it is worth commenting: this is a major faux pas by the DSM…….being that this is my area of expertise, I am none too pleased as we just saw Elizabeth Smarts kidnapper convicted last week and he had been declared a malignant narcissist. We are talking sociopathology, malignant narcissism, NPD narcissistic personality disorder, and more. To say the least, it is troubling to see this decision.

The NY Times reports:

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (due out in 2013, and known as DSM-5) has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders that are listed in the current edition.

Narcissistic personality disorder is the most well-known of the five, and its absence has caused the most stir in professional circles.

Entire article, click here

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