What is the prevalence of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) in the US?

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: Sheenie Ambardar, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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It is estimated that NPD is present in 0.5% of the general United States population [4] and in 2-16% of those who seek help from a mental health professional. NPD is found in 6% of the forensic population, [5, 6] in 20% of the military population (the actual disorder as well as narcissistic traits), [7, 8, 6] and in 17% of first-year medical students. [9, 6]

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