Psychiatry Fast Five Quiz: What Do You Know About Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Stephen Soreff, MD


October 19, 2016

Patients diagnosed with NPD are more likely to have comorbid axis I diagnoses, such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, substance-related disorders (specifically related to cocaine and alcohol), anxiety disorders, and anorexia nervosa. Such patients may develop suicidal ideation.

NPD manifests by young adulthood (early to mid-20s) and may worsen in middle or old age as a consequence of the onset of physical infirmities or declining physical attractiveness. NPD is more commonly found in males than in females; of those diagnosed with the disorder, approximately 75% are male. No racial or ethnic predilection has been identified.

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