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Self- and informant-reported perspectives on symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22452774     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Because narcissistic individuals tend to have an inflated view of themselves and their abilities, the reliance on self-reported information in the assessment and diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is problematic. Hence, the use of informants in the assessment of NPD may be necessary. In the current study we examined self- and informant-reported features of NPD using agreement, frequency, and discrepancy analyses. The results indicated that informants tended to report more NPD features than selves, and that there were either low or nonsignificant levels of self-informant agreement among the 9 NPD diagnostic criteria and its categorical diagnosis. Informants were increasingly more likely to report higher raw scores relative to selves, indicating that the discrepancy between self- and informant reports increases with the NPD scale. Informants also reported NPD features that selves often did not, suggesting that current prevalence estimates of NPD, which use only self-reported information, are most likely underestimates. These results highlight the importance of gathering informant-reported data in addition to self-reported data when assessing NPD. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved).
Luke D Cooper; Steve Balsis; Thomas F Oltmanns
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2012-01-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Personality disorders     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1949-2723     ISO Abbreviation:  Personal Disord     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-23     Completed Date:  2013-06-20     Revised Date:  2014-09-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101517071     Medline TA:  Personal Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Middle Aged
Personality Disorders / diagnosis*
Personality Inventory
Self Report
Grant Support
R0-1 MH077840/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH077840/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH077840-04/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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