chapter  3
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Psychotherapy of a Narcissistic Personality Disorder (the First Two Years)

Upon questioning the staff, I found that the patient had no vegetative or melancholic symptoms to warrant such an action. In fact, though the patient stated that he was profoundly "depressed," there were almost no observations by the ward staff to support such a diagnosis. The patient interacted so well with the other patients that he had been elected patient representative at a recent community meeting. Why the consideration for electroconvulsive therapy?