chapter  22
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Three Bipolar Women: The Boundary Between Bipolar Disorders and Disorders of the Self

Patients with bipolar disorder are likely also to have a narcissistic disorder of the self. The recognition of that fact can be very important in their treatment, particularly in the essential area of medication compliance. The specific psychotherapeutic techniques for this disorder of the self can be extremely helpful to them in their struggle with a chronic mental illness.