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Narcisstic personality disorder

P Gnehm, D I Keller, R Nüesch, A Zeller, A Kiss, E Battegay
We report on a 41-year-old patient admitted for refractory arterial hypertension that had developed after a curative chemotherapy regimen due to seminoma stadium IIb four years ago. After exclusion of secondary forms of arterial hypertension (actually unsuccessfully treated with 5 different antihypertensive drugs) we performed a controlled medication intake-trial in our outpatient clinic. 90 minutes after taking the pills the patient complained of dizziness and perspiration while hypotension and bradycardia were measured simultaneously...
October 10, 2007: Praxis
T Sato, K Sakado, S Sato
We investigated the frequency of personality disorders (PDs) and the relationship between the presence of PD and the 4-month outcome of depression under adequate antidepressant therapy in a Japanese sample of 96 outpatients with non-bipolar major depression. The diagnosis of PD was made using a structured interview method (the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R Personality Disorders) and after severe depressive symptoms were reduced. Any one kind of PD was found in 54.2% of the sample. The most frequent was avoidant (35...
1993: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
A Thiel, G Schüssler
The present study reports findings concerning the hypothesis whether patients with narcissistic self-system disturbances show more obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms as compared to patients without such disturbances. Ninety-one patients meeting DSM-III-R criteria for anorexia nervosa (AN) or bulimia nervosa (BN) were investigated using the Narzissmusinventar (NI), the Hamburger-Zwangsinventar (HZI), the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) and the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI). The NI-data demonstrated a great variance of self-system disturbances in AN and BN; a cluster analysis identified two different clinical features...
1995: Zeitschrift Für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychoanalyse
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