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"...Until You Die": The Narcissist's Promise
Robin Shaye

 


 
 

Article (5-27-04)

Researchers Say Massachusetts Family Courts Fail to Protect Battered Women & Their Children    

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Robin Herman,  Director of Communications, rherman@hsph.harvard.edu
Harvard School of Public Health, 617-432-4752

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders  
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DSM-IV of the American Psychiatric Association.

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NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER (NPD), is a personality disorder defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV-R) as a pervasive pattern of grandiosity need for admiration and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
  1. Grand sense of self importance
  2. Preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty or ideal love
  3. Believes he is special and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people 
  4. Requires excessive admiration
  5. Sense of entitlement; expects special treatment
  6. Interpersonally manipulative or takes advantage of others to achieve his own ends
  7. Lacks empathy
  8. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him
  9. Shows arrogant, haughty, patronizing, or contemptuous behaviors or attitudes

 

 

ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER (ASPD or APD) is defined by the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual as a pervasive pattern of disregard or violation of the rights of others beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by three (or more) of the following:
  1. Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors
  2. Deceitfulness, repeatedly lying, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure
  3. Impulsivity or failure to plan ahead
  4. Irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults;
  5. Reckless disregard for safety of self or others;
  6. Consistent irresponsibility, repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations
  7. Lack of remorse; indifference to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another.
    *People having ASPD are sometimes referred to as sociopaths and psychopaths

HISTRIONIC PERSONALITY DISORDER (HPD) is a Personality disorder defined by the  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV-R) as a pervasive pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

  1. Is uncomfortable in situations in which he or she is not the center of attention
  2. Interaction with others is often characterized by inappropriate sexually seductive or provocative behavior
  3. Displays rapidly shifting and shallow expression of emotions
  4. Consistently uses physical appearance to draw attention to self
  5. Has a style of speech that is excessively impressionistic and lacking in detail
  6. Shows self-dramatization, theatricality, and exaggerated expression of emotion
  7. Is suggestible, i.e., easily influenced by others or circumstances
  8. Considers relationships to be more intimate than they actually are.
  9. Compulsiveness

Battered Mothers Testimony Project Publications:

  • Battered Mothers Speak Out: A Human Rights Report on Domestic Violence and Child Custody in the Massachusetts Family Courts; (2002)
  • Battered Mothers Speak Out: A Human Rights Executive Summary on Domestic Violence and Child Custody in the Massachusetts Family Courts; (2002)
  • Battered Mothers Speak Out: A Human Rights Report and Video on Domestic Violence and Child Custody in the Massachusetts Family Courts; (2002)
  •  Battered Mothers Speak Out: A Human Rights Report on Domestic Violence and Child Custody in the Massachusetts Family Courts: Replication Supplement, Project Research and Organizing Materials; (2005)
  • A Human Rights Resource and Action Packet for Domestic Violence Survivors Seeking Custody of Their Children in the Massachusetts Family Courts; (2005)

*These publications are available through the WCW publications office 781.283.2510 or via the WCW website, www.wcwonline.org.

Sam Vaknin is the author of Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited and After the Rain - How the West Lost the East.  He served as a columnist for Global Politician, Central Europe Review, PopMatters, Bellaonline, and eBookWeb, a United Press International (UPI) Senior Business Correspondent, and the editor of mental health and Central East Europe categories in The Open Directory and Suite101.
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