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Sam Vaknin is the author of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited". (number 1 bestseller in its category in Barnes and Noble).
The Web site "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited" was, for many years, an Open Directory Cool Site and is a Psych-UK recommended Site.
Sam is not a mental health professional though he is certified in psychological counseling techniques by Brainbench.
He served as the editor of Mental Health Disorders categories in the Open Directory Project and on Mentalhelp.net. Sam maintains his own websites about Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and about relationships with abusive narcissists and psychopaths at samvak.tripod.com and on HealthyPlace.
You can read his work on many other websites: Mental Health Matters, Mental Health Sanctuary, Mental Health Today, Kathi's Mental Health Review and others. Sam writes a column for Bellaonline on Narcissism and Abusive Relationships and is a frequent contributor to websites such as Self-growth.com (where he is an expert on personality disorders).
Sam served as the author of the Personality Disorders topic, Narcissistic Personality Disorder topic, the Verbal and Emotional Abuse topic, and the Spousal Abuse and Domestic Violence topic, all four on Suite101. He is the moderator of the Narcissistic Abuse Study List , the Toxic Relationships Study List, and other mailing lists with a total of c. 30,000 members. He also publishes a bi-weekly Abusive Relationships Newsletter.