Personality Disorders in Modern Life

Personality Disorders in Modern Life
Author: Theodore Millon,Carrie M. Millon,Sarah E. Meagher,Seth D. Grossman,Rowena Ramnath
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2012-06-12
ISBN: 1118428811
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personality Disorders in Modern Life Book Excerpt:

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

Personality Disorders
Author: Paul M. G. Emmelkamp,Jan Henk Kamphuis
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN: 1317834771
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personality Disorders Book Excerpt:

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.

Handbook of Personality Disorders Second Edition

Handbook of Personality Disorders  Second Edition
Author: W. John Livesley,Roseann Larstone
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 766
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN: 1462533116
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Personality Disorders Second Edition Book Excerpt:

"This authoritative work comprehensively reviews what is known about personality disorders, including vital information to guide clinical decision making. Leading experts synthesize contemporary thinking about the classification, etiologies, and development of these complex disorders. Diagnostic issues are explored, and available assessment instruments are discussed. The Handbook provides in-depth coverage of all commonly used psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatments, with particular attention to the empirical evidence for each approach. Also addressed are special treatment modalities, such as day programs and group therapy, and forensic issues"--

Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders
Author: Mario Maj
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2005-05-13
ISBN: 0470090375
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personality Disorders Book Excerpt:

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.

Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders
Author: Paul M. G. Emmelkamp,Katharina Meyerbröker
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-09-15
ISBN: 1351055887
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personality Disorders Book Excerpt:

The new edition of Personality Disorders continues to provide an in-depth guide to personality disorders, assessment and treatment, across varied patient groups and settings. Grounded in scholarly review and illustrated with a diversity of case studies, this book covers familiar ground with comprehensive detail, including the description of personality disorders, diagnosis, epidemiology, aetiology and treatment strategies. Furthermore, this new edition reflects changes in the new ICD-11 and DSM-5, assessment instruments, and state-of-the-art insights from theory-driven research. Part of the popular ‘Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course’ series, Personality Disorders offers excellent coverage on all aspects of personality disorder, and will be extremely informative for students and practitioners alike.

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders Third Edition

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders  Third Edition
Author: Andrew E. Skodol, M.D.,John M. Oldham, M.D., M.S.
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN: 161537339X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders Third Edition Book Excerpt:

"The subject of personality-what makes us each unique and different from one another-has long been a topic of universal fascination. From a medical perspective, the empirical and clinical research on personality disorders has expanded with the advent of standardized diagnostic systems. This continuing and increased activity and progress in the field spurred the development of this third edition of The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders. With an emphasis on updating the information most relevant to clinicians, this new edition features contributions from established experts in the field as well as a new generation of scientists. Dozens of tables, illustrative figures, and real-life case examples summarize the vast data that continues to accumulate in five key areas: clinical concepts; risk factors for, and the etiology and impact of, personality disorders; treatment options across therapeutic modalities; special problems, populations, and settings, such as including suicidal behavior, substance use disorders, antisocial behavior, personality pathology in general medical settings, and personality disorders among active-duty military; and the usefulness of translational research in understanding the biopsychosocial nature of the personality disorders. This comprehensive textbook is a comprehensive and essential resource for clinicians looking to stay on the vanguard of a rapidly growing field"--

Personality Disorders Elements History Examples and Research

Personality Disorders  Elements  History  Examples  and Research
Author: Vera Sonja Maass Ph.D.
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2019-01-31
ISBN: 1440860467
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personality Disorders Elements History Examples and Research Book Excerpt:

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 and Eating Disorders

Personality Disorders and Eating Disorders
Author: Randy A. Sansone,John L. Levitt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-08-21
ISBN: 1135442878
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personality Disorders and Eating Disorders Book Excerpt:

Personality Disorders and Eating Disorders explores and defines the multifaceted relationship between these two fields in a cogent synthesis of prevalence, etiology, and treatment. The book brings together leading specialists in both fields, with a clinical focus on such topical issues as genetics, drug abuse, and childhood trauma—as they relate to each field and as they affect the relationship between the two disorders. Therapists who treat eating disorders will find the material on treatment approaches especially helpful in formulating interventions with particularly difficult patients. Therapists who work with patients with personality disorders will find that the interface between personality and eating disorders is relevant to various aspects of self-destructive behavior observed in these individuals. This unique book enhances the assessment and treatment of individuals suffering from personality disorders and eating disorders, and it augments the understanding of both populations, while establishing a foundation for discussing each as they interface with one another.

Disorders of Personality

Disorders of Personality
Author: Theodore Millon
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 458
Release: 1981-03-30
ISBN: 9780471064039
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disorders of Personality Book Excerpt:

Brings together clinical literature on personality disorders in a single source book. Coordinates and evaluates current theory on the subject in close conjunction with the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III) to which the author made substantial contribution in the section on personality disorders. Presents contrasting views of the dynamics and development of each syndrome, with special attention to the newer personality syndromes such as avoidant, narcissistic, borderline, and schizotypal, as well as more common ``mixed'' personality types.

Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies

Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies
Author: Charles H. Elliott,Laura L. Smith
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN: 1119714303
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Get to know the ins and outs of BPD—and make the choice to change! Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is an extremely serious—and often seriously neglected—condition. Despite around 4 million diagnoses in the USA, BPD has attracted lower funding and levels of clinical concern than more “popular” conditions such as bipolar disorder. But there’s no need to lose hope! Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies, 2nd Edition was written to bridge this gap and help sufferers learn how to break the cycle to lead a full and happy life. BPD impacts the way you think and feel about yourself and others and can cause long-term patterns of disruptive relationships and difficulties with self-control. It often results from childhood abuse or neglect, as well as from genetic or brain abnormalities—particularly in areas of the brain that regulate emotion, impulsivity, and aggression. Knowing how it works means we know how to manage it, and Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies—written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style by two leading clinical psychologists—is packed with useful techniques to do just that: from identifying triggers to finding the right care provider. Get a compassionate, actionable understanding of the symptoms and history of BPD Acquire techniques to identify and halt damaging behaviors Evaluate providers and the latest therapies and treatments Set goals and habits to overcome problems step-by-step BPD should never be allowed to dictate anyone’s existence. This reference gives you the tools to take your life back and is a must-have for sufferers and their loved ones alike.

The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders

The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders
Author: Thomas A. Widiger,Thomas Widiger
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 837
Release: 2012-09-27
ISBN: 0199735018
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders Book Excerpt:

This text provides a summary of the latest information concerning the diagnosis, assessment, construct validity, etiology, pathology, and treatment of personality disorders. It brings together leading scholars, researchers, and clinicians from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, emphasizing in each case extent of empirical support.

Case Formulation for Personality Disorders

Case Formulation for Personality Disorders
Author: Ueli Kramer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN: 012813612X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Case Formulation for Personality Disorders Book Excerpt:

Case Formulation for Personality Disorders provides clinical guidance on how to build effective treatment plans for patients presenting with personality disorders. Anchored within a disorder-specific approach, the present volume reviews the evidence base of case formulation methodology. The book takes an integrative and differentiated approach to case formulation, with multiple methods of case formulation, all specifically adapted to the psychotherapy of personality disorders, illustrated with many case examples. Provides individualized assessment and measurement in practice Uses 18 case formulation methods for treating personality disorders Identifies evidence-based effective treatment Includes real life case examples

Severe Personality Disorders

Severe Personality Disorders
Author: Otto F. Kernberg
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 381
Release: 1993-01-01
ISBN: 9780300053494
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Severe Personality Disorders Book Excerpt:

In this important book, one of the world's foremost psychoanalysts provides the clinician with tools to diagnose and treat severe cases of personality disorder, including borderline and narcissistic structures. Dr. Kernberg not only describes techniques he has found useful in clinical practice but also further develops theories formulated in his previous work and critically reviews other recent contributions. "A splendid book . . . of great value for anyone involved in psychotherapy with patients suffering from one or another variety of personality disorder, as well as for anyone who is teaching or doing research in this field. . . . An outstandingly fine and valuable book.--Harold F. Searles, M.D., Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease "Kernberg is a synthesizing, creative eclectic on the contemporary psychoanalytic and psychodynamic scene, broadly based in theory and in practice, a powerful intelligence, a prolific writer, and a man of ideas....This is a challenging and provocative book."--Alan A. Stone, M.D., American Journal of Psychiatry "A major work that brings together in one volume a host of clinical insights into people with a variety of severe personality disorders.... Anyone who has attempted to work with patients with severe personality disorders will be rewarding by studying this book." --Robert D. Gillman, Psychoanalytic Quarterly

Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders
Author: William O'Donohue,Katherine A. Fowler,Scott O. Lilienfeld
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2007-05-23
ISBN: 1412904226
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personality Disorders Book Excerpt:

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.

Understanding Personality Disorders

Understanding Personality Disorders
Author: Duane L. Dobbert
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2010-09-16
ISBN: 1442206969
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Personality Disorders Book Excerpt:

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.

Dimensional Models of Personality Disorders

Dimensional Models of Personality Disorders
Author: Thomas A. Widiger,Paul J. Sirovatka,Darrel A. Regier,Erik Simonsen
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2007-05-03
ISBN: 9781585626731
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dimensional Models of Personality Disorders Book Excerpt:

DSM-IV and ICD-10 both diagnose personality disorders categorically, yet studies indicate that many patients meet criteria for an excessive number of diagnoses, raising the question of whether personality disorders are discrete conditions or rather distinctions along dimensions of general personality functioning. This collection of papers renews long-standing proposals for a dimensional model of personality disorder, describing alternative models, addressing questions about their clinical application and utility, and suggesting that future research seek to integrate such models within a common hierarchical structure. With contributions by preeminent researchers in the field, Dimensional Models of Personality Disorders is drawn from a conference series convened by APA, WHO, and NIH in order to plan for the fifth edition of the DSM. The Nomenclature Work Group concluded that consideration should be given to basing part or all of DSM-V on dimensions rather than categories, and recommended that a dimensional model for personality disorders should serve as a basis for exploring dimensional approaches in other areas. Accordingly, the volume opens with a presentation of 18 proposals for dimensional models and proceeds with provocative contributions on a number of related issues ranging from hard science to clinical practice. Among the topics addressed are Behavioral and molecular genetic research supporting an etiologically informed dimensional classification of personality disorders The as-yet tenuous associations between dimensional trait measures of personality as contained in the models of Cloninger, Depue, and Siever-Davis, and specific neurobiological measures, as examined in neurotransmitter research Potential links between childhood and adolescent temperament and personality dimensions and adult personality psychopathology Studies examining the covariation of personality dimensions across cultures The continuity of Axis I and Axis II disorders and a proposed hierarchical structure of mental disorders that integrates the psychopathology of Axis I disorders with specific personality traits The dual challenges of coverage and cutoffs that must be addressed if dimensional models are to be considered viable alternatives to the existing categorical diagnostic system Although the editors acknowledge that concerns are certain to be raised regarding conversion to a dimensional classification -- such as the disruption to clinical practice by a radical shift in diagnosing personality disorder -- these papers make a strong case for opening the field to alternative ways of enhancing clinical utility and improving the validity of basic classification concepts. Together, they offer stimulating insight into how we approach personality disorders, with the hope of encouraging a new model of diagnosis for DSM-V.

Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
Author: Jon E. Grant, M.D., M.P.H., J.D., Samuel R. Chamberlain, MBBChir, Ph.D., MRCPsych,Anthony Pinto, Ph.D.
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN: 1615372245
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder Book Excerpt:

"Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is characterized by a pervasive and maladaptive pattern of excessive perfectionism, preoccupation with orderliness and details, and need for control over one's environment. It is the most common personality disorder and is associated with significant morbidity and increased health costs. Unfortunately, clinicians often do not diagnose OCPD or may incorrectly diagnose it as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Although progress has been made in understanding OCPD, many treatment providers do not know how best to address it clinically. This book examines treatment options along with developmental, psychological, and behavioral etiologies and the deeper neurobiological underpinnings of the disorder"--

Social Factors in the Personality Disorders

Social Factors in the Personality Disorders
Author: Joel Paris,Professor of Psychiatry Joel Paris
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 231
Release: 1996-05-31
ISBN: 0521472245
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Factors in the Personality Disorders Book Excerpt:

This book explains the personality disorders and their treatment in terms of a broad biopsychosocial model.

Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders
Author: IntroBooks Team
Publsiher: IntroBooks
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personality Disorders Book Excerpt:

Life is strange and hard to get on with. People believe in God to help them get pass any problem, situation, or disease. Well, some diseases are very difficult to understand because they are not just diseases; they are consequences of what people have faced and will be facing in life. Personality Disorders fall into this criteria. They are not diseases; they are just a state of mental disorder which people never tend to take in a positive way. Look around, each and every one of us has some sort of a disorder, some have the eating disorders, others have sleeping disorders. Many of us are addicted to our smartphones that we wouldn’t even care to look at the people around us. Thousands of people suffer from strange diseases. Not all have a cure, but some do. As a human, it is our responsibility to show some humanity and help people understand what they are going through. Personality Disorders helps us understand what a person has gone through to get to this mental state of his/her life. Reading it helps get knowledge. One can cure themselves of the problems they face in life. The classification given can help out a person to figure out if they are facing any sort of Personality Disorder. Remedies provided can help out a person to get out of the mental disorder. For a healthy life, one must know the pros and cons of it. So reading and learning about what help will get a person to a better place. Also, never forget that good reading edifies the mind.

Personality Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence

Personality Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence
Author: Arthur Freeman,Mark A. Reinecke
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 725
Release: 2007-08-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personality Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence Book Excerpt:

Personality traits are pervasive and enduring patterns of the ways individuals perceive, relate to, think about, and behave within their environment. When these traits become inflexible and maladaptive they constitute personality disorders. This edited volume will explore the clinical reality of personality disorders in the especially vulnerable population of children and adolescents. Chapters will cover topics such as aggression, attention-seeking, and the sensitive child.