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

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: Sheenie Ambardar, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Outside the United States, NPD is not recognized as a separate diagnostic entity. The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) lists only 8 personality disorders (as opposed to the 10 found in DSM-5). What DSM-5 defines specifically as NPD falls under the ICD-10 heading of “Other Specific Personality Disorders” or “eccentric, impulsive-type, immature, passive-aggressive, and psychoneurotic personality disorders.” [10]


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