De hedendaagse erosie van de term narcisme: Onderbouwde diagnose narcisme bij geweld in afhankelijkheidsrelaties is essentieel

Désiré Palmen, J.H.L.J. Janssen

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In this article we will discuss some important issues regarding the recurrent occurrence of the term narcissistic violence in the debate on psychological violence and abuse in intimate partner relationships. We will elaborate on what the specific correlation between narcissism and psychological abuse and other forms of violence in intimate partner relationships and other relationships may entail and what the limitations are of this research at the present time. Most importantly, we will outline the possible risks of lay people labeling perpetrators of intimate partner violence as ‘narcissistic’ and make a plea for accurately diagnosing these perpetrators with narcissism or any other psychopathology by qualified psychologists and psychiatrists.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)208-220
Number of pages13
JournalProces: tijdschrift voor strafrechtpleging
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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