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Kernberg, P.F. (1971). The Course of the Analysis of a Narcissistic Personality with Hysterical and Compulsive Features. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 19:451-471.

(1971). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 19:451-471

The Course of the Analysis of a Narcissistic Personality with Hysterical and Compulsive Features

Paulina F. Kernberg, M.D.

SUMMARY

The treatment challenge posed by narcissistic personalities is illustrated in the description of the psychoanalytic treatment of a young woman. The complexity of establishing a diagnosis, the full expression of the narcissistic defenses, the components of the negative transference, and the outcome of the treatment are presented and discussed in detail.

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