Which psychiatric disorders should be included in the differential diagnoses of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)?

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: Sheenie Ambardar, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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NPD must be distinguished from the other 3 cluster B personality disorders, which are as follows:

  • Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD)

  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)

  • Histrionic personality disorder (HPD)

Patients with NPD may also meet criteria for separate axis I diagnoses. Alternatively, patients with only NPD may at times have symptoms that mimic those of axis I disorders.


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