Borderline Personality Disorder: Clinical and Empirical Perspectives

Borderline Personality Disorder: Clinical and Empirical Perspectives

by John F. Clarkin
     
 

Personality disorder research has shown unprecedented and exciting expansion over the past 15 years. Leading the way have been the groundbreaking theories of a few noted authorities, each of whom has left his or her own indelible stamp on the body of knowledge in the area. A uniquely informative resource, this volume assembles under one cover the major theories of

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Personality disorder research has shown unprecedented and exciting expansion over the past 15 years. Leading the way have been the groundbreaking theories of a few noted authorities, each of whom has left his or her own indelible stamp on the body of knowledge in the area. A uniquely informative resource, this volume assembles under one cover the major theories of personality disorders, presented in comprehensive detail by the theorists themselves.

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"This is simply the most comprehensive book ever complied on borderline personality disorder. It is a must-read for all clinicians who diagnose and treat this most difficult but rewarding group of patients."--Allen J. Frances, M.D.

"I recommend it to clinicians not only for it clinical advice, but also for conveying healthy skepticism about the limits in our knowledge and for stressing the need for continued research, in order to increase our understanding of this complicated and challenging disturbance."--Andrew E. Skodol, M.D. in General Hospital Psychiatry

Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

"This edited volume makes an outstanding contribution, grasping the complexity and current status of the disorder that is troubling to parents and clinicians alike....Although research based, the book is not a dry, dull literature review. It is exciting to read....Seasoned clinicians, researchers, and graduate students will find this book of great value....If this work is any indication of what can be expected of future volumes in their series, clinicians are in store for a marvelous, substantial contribution to their knowledge base, which can only enhance their clinical acumen."
The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

"This book can be recommended highly to anyone interested in treating, studying, or understanding the borderline personality syndrome. In short, it is good for what ails us."
Booknews
The first volume in a new series on personality disorders as defined in DSM-III-R, Axis II, focuses on BPD. Each chapter contains a review of the latest empirical work in a specific topic area connected with the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this particularly mutative and elusive disorder. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898622621
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/20/1991
Series:
Guilford Personality Disorders Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author


John F. Clarkin, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Cornell University Medical College, Director of Psychology for the New York Hospital, and Co-Director of the Personality Disorder Institute. Dr. Clarkin's academic writing has focused on the phenomenology of the personality disorders and the treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder.

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