Distinguishing Narcissism From Asperger's Is Complex But...

Distinguishing Narcissism From Asperger's Is Complex But...

Distinguishing narcissism from Asperger's syndrome can be complex. Is this an either/or diagnosis? Can there be elements of both? What does each diagnosis suggest about what the person will need to learn for better relationships? This article follows up from my earlier article about ways in which narcissism is like the stop on the train just before someone enters the land of autistic spectrum disorders. Aspergers, which now is considered a part of autistic spectrum disorders, was defined in DSM IV as follows: (299.80 DSM-IV) The essential features of Asperger's Disorder are severe and sustained impairment in social interaction and the development of restricted,...

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