The Futility of Treatment for Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Research on the successful treatment modalities for narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is quite scant. This paper examines the reasons why NPD is not treatable in practice. The literature and evidence in this article refer to peer reviewed secondary sources. After reviewing several studies, the general consensus indicates the need for more extensive research to determine effective treatment options for NPD. To date, most treatment options made available (or studied by researchers) are designed to treat comorbid issues alongside NPD. This makes it difficult to find successful treatment options solely for NPD. Research should also focus on individuals suffering immense psychological setbacks caused by interaction with individuals with NPD. Therefore, the primary focus of the treatment should not be limited to those suffering from this disorder as success rates of treatments for this disorder is minimal.
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