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Published: 2017-04-26

Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Psychiatric Hospital of Muensterlingen (Academic Teaching Hospital), Switzerland
Heinz Kohut theory psychotherapy narcissism malignant narcissism female narcissism pathological narcissism narcissistic personality disorder


This a video is one of the series of lectures about personality disorders. It covers the concept of narcissism and the concept of narcissism personality disorder.  The lecture is mainly focused on the differences between normal and pathological narcissism as well as etiology, diagnosis and practical recommendations on treatment of narcissism personality disorder.

Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Lecturer: Gerhard Dammann, Psychiatric Hospital of Muensterlingen (Academic Teaching Hospital), Switzerland.

Translation into Ukrainian: Olexandra Omelchenko, State Institution "Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of NAMS of Ukraine".

Lecture: structure, video.

Lecture topic Time interval
Introduction in Ukrainian. By Prof. Dr. Oleg Chaban 0-2:00
Introduction by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dammann 2:00-7:40
Narcissus and Greek myths associated with narcissism 7:40-17:40
Normal narcissism concept 17:40-34:00
Pathological narcissism and normal narcissism relashionships 34:00-52:14
Heinz Kohut theory and therapeutic technic 52:14-56:00
Pathological narcissism and normal narcissism relashionships, continue 56:00-1:09:40
Definition of narcissistic personality disorder. Symptoms. Clinical case examples 1:09:40-1:22:07
Narcissism as a continuum. Phenomenological model. Diagnostic criteria. Gender bias. Female narcissism. ICD-10 and DSM-IV comparison 1:22:07-1:43:52
Central problems of narcissism. Central affects 1:43:52-1:49:58
Possible causes of narcissistic personality disorder. Theoretical concepts. Clinical case examples 1:49:58-2:06:00
Prognosis 2:06:00-2:09:46
Malignant narcissism. Psychotherapy as narcissistic hurt. Clinical case examples. Important technical recommendations 2:09:46-2:17:24
Narcissism and new social character 2:17:24-2:25:00
Discussion 2:25:00-2:28:37
Table 1. Lecture structure