Essentials of Personality Disorders

Essentials of Personality Disorders

by John M. Oldham
     
 

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An abridged version of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders, this volume presents the essentials of this topic and is updated with the recent growth of knowledge in the neurosciences and the new technologies being used to tackle the treatment of complex psychiatric disorders.

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An abridged version of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders, this volume presents the essentials of this topic and is updated with the recent growth of knowledge in the neurosciences and the new technologies being used to tackle the treatment of complex psychiatric disorders.

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Reviewer: Brett C. Plyler, M.D.(Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
Description: This is a companion volume to the The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders (published in 2005).
Purpose: The purpose is to update topics in the main textbook for practicing clinicians.
Audience: Clinicians who treat patients with personality disorders are the intended audience.
Features: The book begins with basic concepts by reviewing the development of diagnostic criteria for personality disorders and the major theories behind them. Clinical evaluation follows, with discussions on assessment and comorbidity with Axis I and II. There is an excellent section on the clinical course and stability of personality disorders. The third portion focuses on etiology including neurobiology, genetics, and early recognition of personality disorders. The final chapters are devoted to treatment including level of care, psychodynamic, dialectical, group, and psychopharmacology.
Assessment: This is an excellent, practical overview of personality disorders and manages to cover a great deal of material in a limited amount of space. The chapters on early recognition of symptoms in adolescence and prevention are quite good, as is the section on neurobiology. The treatment sections offer an understanding of different approaches and their effectiveness with different personality disorder populations. I would highly recommend this book to any clinician who wants an updated, practical review of personality disorders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585628957
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/02/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
435
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

John M. Oldham, M.D., M.S., is Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff at The Menninger Clinic and Professor and Executive Vice Chairman in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Andrew E. Skodol, M.D., is Research Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and President of Sunbelt Collaborative in Tucson, Arizona.

Donna S. Bender, Ph.D., is Research Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Sunbelt Collaborative in Tucson, Arizona.

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