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This chapter reviews Narcissistic and Histrionic Personality Disorders (NPD, HPD) from three current perspectives. The categorical approach is exemplified in the DSM-5 Section II chapter on personality disorders. The categorical/dimensional hybrid approach is characterized by the DSM-5 Section III Alternative Model for Personality Disorders. Finally, both personality disorders are also conceptualized by purely dimensional and multidimensional models (e.g., pathological narcissism, histrionism). Integrative, interdisciplinary research and theory on NPD and pathological narcissism is expanding rapidly, providing novel clinical insights into classification, etiology, maintenance, patient presentation, and treatment. The clinical science of narcissism is robust, and its future appears quite promising. In contrast, contemporary research and theory on HPD and histrionism is scant and declining. Some have called for its elimination as a diagnostic entity. If the current trend of waning empirical and clinical interest persists, it is unlikely that HPD will be retained in future revisions of the DSM and other personality disorder classification systems.
The two commentaries reflect a long-standing dichotomy between clinically-experienced researchers who believe clinical personality science should reciprocally inform and be informed by the clinical enterprise (Ronningstam and Russell) and academic researchers who are dismissive of clinical complexity, eschew clinical contexts, and promote their preferred trait model (Weiss and Campbell). The commentary by Ronningstam and Russell reminds us that the clinical presentation and treatment of narcissism is complex and serious. The authors of this rejoinder fully agree. The commentary by Weiss and Campbell is anti-clinical in its stance and fails to effectively connect with the realities of clinical practice. The authors encourage these academic researchers to stop avoiding clinical complexity and clinical contexts, and instead, take advantage of advances in research methods, analytics, and technology to build a truly meaningful bridge between clinical personality science and practice.
In a verse reflecting the (colonial) attitudes of his time, Kipling once wrote, ‘Oh, East is East, and West is West; and never the twain shall meet’.Although written in 1889, the underlying sentiment might equally describe the bipolar geopolitics prevalent at the height of the Cold War. Indeed, by the time of the Soviet Union’s invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 to suppress intended liberal reforms, to many, the ideological chasm between the Eastern and Western blocs appeared insurmountable. Notwithstanding these divisions, key political leaders (particularly in Europe, the United States and the Soviet Union) sought strategies to promote greater stability and predictability in international affairs. To this end, they pursued more cooperative East–West relations, recognising that collaboration on environmental issues might help to defuse Cold War tensions. The apparently non-political nature, and seeming objectivity, of environmental issues contributed to their becoming, by 1975, a central pillar of détente between the East and the West.
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