As physicians first, psychiatrists must consider the big picture, without reflexive and thoughtless prescriptions for psychotropics—even if many, including medical professionals, assume that is all we do.
Lack of empathy is a commonly known feature of narcissistic personality disorder. Relationships are typically shallow and difficult to maintain. What are some other features of NPD? More in this case presentation.
Providing detailed descriptions of interactions that occurred between patient and therapist moved our field forward by both honing our technique and considering more effective ways to help our patients. But is the sharing of cases ethical?