Author(s): Cynthia Lechan Goodman; Barbara Leff
Narcissistic Personality Disorder, often mistaken for a too-big ego or inflated self-esteem, is in actuality a severe psychological condition that ruins marriages, social relationships, work environments, and the sufferer's own sense of self. Although perceived as self-confident and arrogant, narcissists are really victims of devastatingly low self-esteem and insecurity. The Everything Guide to Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a comprehensive resource for readers who need guidance, including information on:
Cynthia Lechan Goodman, Med, received her Master of Education degree from Columbia University in Counseling Psychology. As an outpatient counselor in New York City, she worked with patients suffering from mood and personality disorders, helping them work through life skills, job skills, issues relating to family and relationships, and general emotional and psychological issues.
Barbara Leff, LCSW has been a licensed and nationally credentialed social worker for over twenty years. She has done postgraduate mental health center and institute training at the Institute for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. She has worked with patients of all ages, races, and economic statuses on controlling their narcissism and establishing positive, healthy relationships, both professional and personal.