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What is the treatment for narcissistic personality disorder?

Treatment of narcissistic personality disorder usually consists of individual, group or family therapy, structure (scheduling one's time so there are no long periods of unplanned time), support, medications for specific symptoms, limit-setting, consistent rules, education about the illness, social skills training, behavior modification and learning more effective communication and coping skills. Inpatient or day hospitalization may be necessary when symptoms make the patient a danger to self or others.

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