Fast Five Quiz: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Stephen Soreff, MD


January 10, 2020

Although narcissism is commonly discussed in various popular culture contexts and news outlets, the psychiatric concerns related to it can be serious. In the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), narcissistic personality disorder is defined as comprising a pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), a constant need for admiration, and a lack of empathy, present in various contexts. However, many patients can and do show improvement with appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Are you familiar with important information about narcissism personality disorder, including which symptoms to watch for, which other conditions must be considered, and best practices for management? Test yourself with this quick quiz.


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