Borderline Personality Disorder: Clinical and Empirical Perspectives

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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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Overview

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.

Covers the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of BPD as well as future research implications.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"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."--Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
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."--The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898622621
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/20/1991
  • Series: Guilford Personality Disorders Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.18 (d)

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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Table of Contents

1 The Borderline Construct: Introductory Notes on Its History, Theory, and Empirical Grounding 3
2 The Etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder: Developmental Factors 27
3 Family Environment and Family Psychopathology in the Etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder 45
4 Borderline Personality Disorder: Course of Illness 67
5 Alternative Perspectives on the Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder 89
6 Measurement of DSM-III and DSM-III-R Borderline Personality Disorder 116
7 Axis I Comorbidity of Borderline Personality Disorder: Clinical Implications 149
8 An Interpersonal Approach to the Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder 161
9 Borderline Behavioral Clusters and Different Treatment Approaches 199
10 The Therapeutic Alliances of Borderline Patients 220
11 Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder 248
12 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy of the Borderline Patient 268
13 Group Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder 288
14 Multimodal Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder 300
15 Borderline Personality Disorder: Research Implications 319
16 To Know Borderline Personality Disorder 329
Index 339
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