FOLLOWING IS EXCERPTED FROM AN OBITUARY FOR AN EXPERT ON NARCISSISM; FROM TODAY'S NY TIMES
" . . . Patients with narcissistic personality disorder can be grandiose, attention-seeking and demanding. . . ."
" . . . Dr. Masterson became so well known as an expert on narcissism that he sometimes attracted patients for whom only a high-profile therapist would do — in other words, narcissists. In the 1980s, after The New York Times cited him as an authority on the disorder, he received a dozen calls from people wanting treatment."
"Too busy to accept new patients, Dr. Masterson referred the callers to his associates. As The Times reported in 1988, not a single one made an appointment."