Narcissism and the development of chronic pain.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Thirteen patients were selected for study from a population of patients undergoing routine psychiatric evaluation in a Pain Clinic. These patients demonstrated consistent character traits (traits typically seen in the narcissistic personality) and appeared to be vulnerable to the development of a chronic pain syndrome. The psychological characteristics of these patients are discussed and compared with a control group of patients with chronic pain. The development aspects of the syndrome are emphasized. Implications for treatment are suggested from the clinical material.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Blazer, DG

Published Date

  • 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 69 - 77

PubMed ID

  • 6445883

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0091-2174

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2190/eynf-g79l-e4d4-h197


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States