Personality Disorders In Modern Life

Autore: Theodore Millon
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118428811
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A revision of the leading textbook on personality disorders by renowned expert Theodore Millon "Personalities are like impressionistic paintings. At a distance, each person is 'all of a piece'; up close, each is a bewildering complexity of moods, cognitions, and motives." -Theodore Millon Exploring the continuum from normal personality traits to the diagnosis and treatment of severe cases of personality disorders, Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Edition is unique in its coverage of both important historical figures and contemporary theorists in the field. Its content spans all the major disorders-Antisocial, Avoidant, Depressive, Compulsive, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Paranoid, Schizoid, and Borderline-as well as their many subtypes. Attention to detail and in-depth discussion of the subtleties involved in these debilitating personality disorders make this book an ideal companion to the DSM-IV(TM). Fully updated with the latest research and theory, this important text features: Discussion of the distinctive clinical features and developmental roots of personality disorders Balanced coverage of the major theoretical perspectives-biological, psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive, and evolutionary Individual chapters on all DSM-IV(TM) personality disorders and their several subtypes and mixtures Case studies throughout the text that bring to life the many faces of these disorders Including a new assessment section that singles out behavioral indicators considered to have positive predictive power for the disorders, this Second Edition also includes a special focus on developmental, gender, and cultural issues specific to each disorder. A comprehensive reference suitable for today's practitioners, Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Edition features a clear style that also makes it a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The most thorough book of its kind, this Second Edition is a powerful, practical resource for all trainees and professionals in key mental health fields, such as psychology, social work, and nursing.

Personality Disorders

Autore: Paul M. G. Emmelkamp
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317834771
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This comprehensive evidence-based book provides a broad and in-depth coverage of personality disorders across a variety of patient groups and treatment settings. Emmelkamp and Kamphuis bring together research examining psychological and biological variables that may play a role in the development of personality disorders. This book explores: Descriptions of personality disorders Diagnosis and assessment Epidemiology and course Aetiology Treatment strategies. Illustrated throughout with clinical vignettes, as well as scholarly reviews, Personality Disorders offers excellent coverage on all aspects of personality disorder, and will be extremely informative for students and practitioners alike.

Personality Disorders Elements History Examples And Research

Autore: Vera Sonja Maass Ph.D.
Editore: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440860467
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Details each of the 10 personality disorders, in a format that makes locating information easy. • Provides a glossary for terms used in association with the disorders • Offers a "For Further Reading" section of recommendations for continued study of personality disorders • Presents additional resources that can provide further information, assistance, and professional connections • Features a detailed index for quick location of specific information

Personality Disorders

Autore: Heather Barnett Veague
Editore: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438118392
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Explores today's most common psychological disorders by examining their symptoms, causes, and effects; highlights the brain chemistry behind the disorders; and demonstrates how various treatments affect the brain to help ease or eliminate symptoms.

Understanding Personality Disorders

Autore: Duane L. Dobbert
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442206969
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People with personality disorders are all around us, though many times we're not aware of those who are overly paranoid, obsessive-compulsive, antisocial, or overly dependent until it's too late. Indeed, many sufferers aren't aware themselves of their disorders and often go undiagnosed and untreated, leading to problems in their personal and professional lives. Here, Dobbert offers an introduction to the most common personality disorders, and a guide for those who work, live, or come in contact with sufferers on a daily basis.

Mentalization Based Treatment For Personality Disorders

Autore: Anthony Bateman
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019968037X
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This practical guide on mentalization-based treatment (MBT) of personality disorders outlines the mentalizing model of borderline and antisocial personality disorders and how it translates into clinical treatment. The book, divided into four parts - the mentalizing framework, basic mentalizing practice, mentalizing and groups, and mentalizing systems - covers the aims and structure of treatment, outlines how patients are introduced to the mentalizing model so thattheir personality disorder makes sense to them, explains why certain interventions are recommended and others are discouraged, and systematically describes the process of treatment in both group andindividual therapy to support more stable mentalizing.

Personality Disorders

Autore: William O'Donohue
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412904223
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This work offers an evaluation of competing theoretical perspectives and nosological systems for personality disorders. The editors have brought together recognized authorities in the field to offer a synthesis of competing perspectives that provide readers with an assessment for each disorder. The result is a comprehensive, current, and critical summary of research and practice guidelines related to the personality disorders. Key Features focuses on controversies and alternative conceptualizations; separate chapters are dedicated to each personality disorder and considered from various points of view. It presents authoritative perspectives; leading scholars and researchers in the field provide a critical evaluation of alternative perspectives on each personality disorder. And it frames the current state of personality disorder research and practice issues; cutting edge and streamlined research is presented to be used in courses on diagnosis, assessment, psychopathology and abnormal psychology, especially those that include the DSM IV. It also offers an integrative understanding of elusive personality categorizations; wherever possible, case examples are offered as illustrations of each disorders clinical presentation. The use of technical terms are minimized; each contributor takes the approach of a user friendly summary and integration of major trends, findings, and future directions.

Psychotherapy For Personality Disorders

Autore: John G. Gunderson
Editore: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781585628209
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Defined by stable, long-term, subjective distress and/or social impairment, personality disorders affect up to 18% of the population. Social impairment and health care usage are far more prevalent among people with personality disorders than among people with major depressive disorders. Personality disorders are highly prevalent, variable, and notoriously difficult to treat, and they continue to challenge the therapeutic community and represent a formidable public health concern. This volume ably addresses personality disorders as one of the top priorities of psychiatry for the new millennium, offering a thorough and updated review and analysis of empirical work to point up the issues central to developing a therapeutic model for treatment as well as current research challenges. A review of extant research yields the heartening conclusion that psychotherapy remains an effective treatment for people with personality disorders. An examination of psychodynamic treatment for borderline personality disorder speaks to its efficacy. An analysis of the rationale for combining psychotherapy and psychopharmacology emphasizes the importance of identifying temperament and target conditions. A well-documented and reasoned treatise on antisocial personality disorder makes the crucial point that clinicians must acquire a depth of understanding and skill sufficient to determine what the cut-off point is for treatable versus nontreatable gradations. With the caveat that evidence supporting the efficacy of cognitive treatments for personality disorders is slight and that such approaches require tailoring, a strong case is made for their validity. This timely volume both answers and reframes many stubborn questions about the efficacy of psychotherapy for treating personality disorders.

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook For Personality Disorders

Autore: Jeffrey C. Wood
Editore: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572246480
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Although the symptoms of personality disorders may differ widely in shape and scope, they are almost always treated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This is because all ten personality disorders are characterized by rigid thought and behavior patterns, and most people with these disorders suffer from similar types of ongoing conflict and instability in many aspects of their lives. Packed with exercises and worksheets, The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Personality Disorders presents a series of eight social skills and coping skills readers can learn and practice to overcome their personality disorder. First, readers learn to get reactivated in life and correct the self-defeating thoughts that hold them back. Then they learn a series of relaxation, visualization, and imagery techniques to confront their fears. Finally, readers practice real-life exposure to those fears and develop additional communication, emotion regulation, and coping skills to keep their personality-disorder-related behaviors in check. This workbook is the ideal resource for readers who suffer from any of the ten personality disorders: paranoid personality disorder; schizoid personality disorder; schizotypal personality disorder; histrionic personality disorder; narcissistic personality disorder; antisocial personality disorder; borderline personality disorder; avoidant personality disorder; dependent personality disorder; and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.

Personality Disorders

Autore: Mario Maj
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470090367
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This 8th volume of the WPA series in Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry provides an update of research evidence and clinical experience concerning personality disorders. A general term for a group of behavioural disorders, personality disorders are usually characterised by lifelong, ingrained, maladaptive patterns of deviant behaviour, lifestyle and social adjustment that are different in quality from psychotic and neurotic symptoms. The book reviews recent progress and current controversies in this area, providing a guide to clinicians and a contribution to the ongoing revision of the two main diagnostic systems, the DSM-IV and ICD-10. Written by Mario Maj, an internationally renowned psychiatrist and secretary for publications of the World Psychiatric Association, this work includes coverage of neuroscientific and psychiatric aspects and is an unbiased and reliable reference point.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy For Personality Disorders

Autore: John F. Clarkin
Editore: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585623555
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This book includes the work of 22 contributing writers in addition to the three primary authors, John F. Clarkin, Ph.D., Peter Fonagy, Ph.D., and Glen O. Gabbard, M.D. Each contributor has extensive clinical experience, and some also have research experience, with the assessment and treatment of specific personality disorders.

A Therapist S Guide To The Personality Disorders

Autore: James F. Masterson
Editore: Zeig Tucker & Theisen Publishers
ISBN: 9781932462098
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Contributors from the Masterson Institute introduce the fundamental concepts, theories, and treatment approaches of James F. Masterson, synthesizing the material of his 14 books and many articles. The second part is a workbook in the form of a questionnaire to enable practitioners to apply the skill

The Personality Disorders

Autore: James F. Masterson
Editore: Zeig Tucker & Theisen Publishers
ISBN: 9781891944338
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The author reflects on his 25 years of work in the personality disorders. He reviews some of the most significant ideas be set forth and wonders out loud how they will cross over into the new millennium. Most have stood the test of time and indeed will serve as a strong foundation for the work that is to come; some have gone through a healthy evolution. A unique highlight is the inclusion of a comprehensive report of a six-year course of psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a patient who has a closet narcissistic defence against neurosis.

Personality Disorders And Older Adults

Autore: Daniel L. Segal
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470037687
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The older adult population is booming in the United State and across the globe. With this boom comes an increase in the number of older adults who experience psychological disorders. Current estimates suggest that about 20% of older persons are diagnosable with a mental disorder: Personality disorders are among the most poorly understood, challenging, and frustrating of these disorders among older adults. This book is designed to provide scholarly and scientifically-based guidance about the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of personality disorders to health professionals, mental health professionals, and senior service professionals who encounter personality-disordered or "difficult" older adults.

Personality Disorder

Autore: Caroline Jacob
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428647
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A Personality Disorder Reader offers a comprehensive and accessible collection of papers that will be practically useful to practitioners working in secure and non-secure settings with patients who have personality disorders. This book brings together fourteen classic papers, which address the impact that working with personality disorder patients can have on staff. It also offers theoretical explanations for personality disorder, and explores other issues such as the concept of boundaries in clinical practice, psychiatric staff as attachment figures and the relationship between severity of personality disorder and childhood experiences. Each paper is introduced with contextual material, and is followed by a series of questions that are intended to be used as educational exercises. This book will be essential reading for clinical and forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, community psychiatric nurses, social workers and students.

Personality Disorders

Autore: Jonathan H. Dowson
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521029032
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Although the importance of personality disorders have not generally been recognized in clinical practice, they are the origins of many medical consultations and social ills: from substance abuse, alcoholism, self-harm and suicide, to neglect of children, criminality and HIV transmission. In a comprehensive summary and evaluation of the clinical literature, this book seeks to dispel the myth that people with personality disorders are simply individuals for whom nothing can be done. With detailed coverage of recognition, assessment and management, Drs. Dowson and Grounds provide a coordinated empirically-based account of those aspects of personality disorders that are of relevance to psychiatrists and allied disciplines.

Biology Of Personality Disorders

Autore: Kenneth R. Silk
Editore: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9780880488358
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Biology of Personality Disorders presents the current scientific studies which address the biology of the personality and the basis for personality disorders. The first section covers two current strategies, neurotransmitter studies and neuroimaging techniques. The next section describes Cloninger's seven factors of personality.

Major Theories Of Personality Disorder

Autore: Mark F. Lenzenweger
Editore: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593851088
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In a fully revised and expanded second edition, this landmark work brings together in one volume the most important current theories of personality disorder. Written by the theorists themselves, all of the chapters have been extensively rewritten to reflect a decade's worth of significant research developments, and two entirely new chapters have been added. Comprehensive and authoritative, this is an indispensable resource and text in a rapidly developing field. Experts from across the theoretical spectrum present their respective approaches, including psychodynamic, interpersonal, attachment, ecological, psychometric, and neurobiological perspectives. Following a consistent format to facilitate reference and comparison, each chapter explicates the core assumptions of the theory at hand and reviews the extent to which it has been validated by empirical research. Coverage includes the ways in which each theory enhances our understanding of causation, classification, mechanisms, and risk factors of personality pathology, as well as how it has contributed to measurement, diagnosis, and treatment. The volume also explores similarities and differences among the various theories and identifies potential avenues of integration. This volume belongs on the desks of clinicians, researchers, and students in clinical psychology, clinical social work, and psychiatry. It serves as a uniquely informative text in advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook Of Personality Disorders

Autore: John M. Oldham
Editore: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781585626625
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Examine personality psychopathology from diverse perspectives and explore multiple research and treatment approaches with The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders. Capture the multifaceted range of nonpathological human behavior and develop a judicious understanding of the extremes of behavior that are called personality disorders. No other textbook today matches the clinically useful scope and relevance of Textbook of Personality Disorders. Its comprehensive coverage of theory, research, and treatment of personality disorders, incorporating illustrative case examples to enhance understanding, reflects the work of more than 70 expert contributors who review the latest theories, research findings, and clinical expertise in the increasingly complex field of personality disorders. The deeply informative Textbook of Personality Disorders is organized into six main sections: Basic concepts -- Summarizes definitions and classifications of personality disorders, building on broader international concepts and theories of psychopathology and including categorical and dimensional models of personality disorders Clinical evaluation -- Discusses manifestations, problems in differential diagnosis, and patterns of comorbidity; the most widely used interviews and self-administered questionnaires; and the course and outcome of personality disorders. Etiology -- Includes an integrative perspective (personality disorders, personality traits, and temperament); epidemiology (one in ten people has a personality disorder) and genetics; neurobiology; antecedents of personality disorders in children and adolescents; attachment theory and mentalization therapy in borderline personality disorder; and the complex and variable interface between personality disorders and sociocultural factors Treatment -- Covers levels of care and the full range of therapies, from psychoanalysis to pharmacotherapy; includes detailed information on schema therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (specifically developed for self-injuring/suicidal patients with borderline personality disorder), interpersonal therapy, dynamically-informed supportive psychotherapy, group treatment, family therapy, psychoeducation, the therapeutic alliance, boundary issues, and collaborative treatment Special problems and populations -- Addresses suicide, substance abuse, violence, dissociative states, defensive functioning, gender and cross-cultural issues, and patients in correctional and medical settings New developments and future directions -- Offers perspectives on brain imaging and translational research and asserts that the closer working relationship between clinical psychiatrists and behavioral neuroscientists -- with neuroimaging techniques as the common ground -- will result in more promising models to enhance our understanding of the neuroscience and molecular biology of personality disorders Offering both a wealth of practical information that clinicians can use right away in their daily practice and an up-to-date review of empirical research, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders is the definitive reference and clinical guide not only for seasoned clinicians but also for psychiatry residents, psychology interns and graduate students, and social work, medical, and nursing students.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook Of Personality Disorders Second Edition

Autore: John M. Oldham, M.D., M.S
Editore: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 158562456X
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This new edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders was developed in response to the continuing and increased activity and progress in the field of personality studies and personality disorders. It offers updated information on those topics that are essential to today's clinicians, from the foundational first section on clinical concepts and etiology, to subsequent sections on treatment; special problems, populations, and settings; and future directions. The book provides the clinical wisdom, scientific rigor, and current treatment information readers expect from a comprehensive text while honoring constructive disagreement by presenting a variety of viewpoints from experts in the field, particularly in the area of classification. Personality disorders are estimated to occur in over 10% of the general population, with well-documented significance to public health and incalculable impact on individual patients and their families. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders equips clinicians with the most up-to-date research, illustrative case examples, and nuanced analyses, enabling them to provide excellent patient care and to alleviate suffering.