James F. Masterson, 1926-2010

“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.”
-James Francis Masterson, a psychiatrist whose theories about the importance of early maternal attachment in behavioral development helped change the way personality disorders are treated, died last week at the age of 84. You have no idea how profoundly this passing affects me, Alex Balk.