Handbook Of Personality Disorders

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Reviewer: Stephen M. Delisi, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is an exhaustive review of the current state of knowledge about personality disorders. Emphasizing empirical evidence, as well as conceptual issues within this area of study, the book draws from the extremely broad clinical and research base of its contributing authors.
Purpose: The aim is to provide a current and thorough review of personality disorders that is timely and relevant to the clinician. The book also aims to stimulate discussion and exploration regarding the etiology and treatment of these debilitating disorders. These aims represent an ambitious and important contribution and overall the book meets these objectives very well.
Audience: The authors target the book to clinicians. As such, it focuses on those issues and concepts of personality disorders that carry with them some empirical data. This book would be a valuable resource to any reader interested in an evidence-based approach to personality disorders. The contributing authors represent wide-ranging and diverse conceptual backgrounds and many are acknowledged leaders in this field.
Features: The book has a logical framework that consists of five parts. The first part covers the historical, conceptual, and theoretical issues of personality disorders. Following this strong foundation, the second section provides an exhaustive review of the epidemiology and etiologic theories (including genetic, neurobehavioral, and psychosocial variables) of these disorders that have significant empirical evidence. Part 3 details the multitude of assessment measures that have been developed in this field. Use of clear tables helps the reader organize the information. The fourth section is once again an exhaustive review of the current state of knowledge regarding personality disorders. This section reviews the diverse treatment options that have been created to address these complicated illnesses. This section is extremely detailed, and many of the chapters are authored by those who have championed the various therapeutic modalities. Part 5 outlines special situations that arise in the care of patients with personality disorders.
Assessment: As a psychiatrist whose main clinical focus is the treatment of patients with personality disorders, I found this book to be an absolutely wonderful resource. The organization of the book provides the reader with a logical progression of information; and the detail to which it reviews the current literature is superb. I recommend this to anyone who is seriously striving to learn what is presently understood about these perplexing and painful illnesses.
From the Publisher

"Livesley, a major contributor to the burgeoning research in personality disorder assessment and classification, is to be congratulated on editing this comprehensive volume. Leading personality disorder investigators and theoreticians have contributed to making this book essential for any serious student of the field--whether at the undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate level--who wants the latest available information." --Robert L. Spitzer, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (former Chair of the American Psychiatric Association's Work Group to Develop DSM-III and DSM-III-R)

"Most books about personality disorders are like side dishes at a banquet. They deal with one aspect of the subject: assessment and measurement, forensic implications, psychological and psychodynamic aspects, or medico-legal complications. Even those books that have attempted a broader view have tended to concentrate on one or more of these elements at the expense of others. Handbook of Personality Disorders is different--it is a genuine main course, striking a balance between theory and practice, speculation and fact, biology and psychology, and cause and effect. Livesley has chosen his collaborators well and together they cover all that the world yet knows about a subject that is still in its infancy but growing fast." --Peter Tyrer, MD, Professor of Community Psychiatry, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK

"This is a landmark volume. There is no other single publication that provides a comparable scope and breadth of information on the definition, course, and treatment of the personality disorders." --John F. Clarkin, PhD, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center


4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572306295
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 644
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Meet the Author


W. John Livesley, MD, PhD, is Professor and former Head of the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He is also Editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders. Dr. Livesley has contributed extensively to the literature on personality disorder, with publications including the edited volume The DSM-IV Personality Disorders. His research focuses on the classification, assessment, and origins of personality disorder, and his clinical interests center on an integrated approach to treatment based on current empirical knowledge.
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Contents
I. Theoretical and Nosological Issues
1. Conceptual and Taxonomic Issues, W. John Livesley
2. Theoretical Perspectives, Theodore Millon, Sarah E. Meagher, and Seth D. Grossman
3. Official Classification Systems, Thomas A. Widiger
4. Co-Occurrence with Syndrome Disorders, Regina T. Dolan-Sewell, Robert F. Krueger, and M.Tracie Shea
II. Etiology and Development
5. Epidemiology, Jill I. Mattia and Mark Zimmerman
6. Biological and Treatment Correlates, Emil F. Coccaro
7. A Neurobehavioral Dimensional Model, Richard A. Depue and Mark F. Lenzenweger
8. Genetics, Kerry L. Jang and Philip A. Vernon
9. Attachment, Kim Bartholomew, Marilyn J. Kwong, and Stephen D. Hart
10. Psychosocial Adversity, Joel Paris
11. Can Personality Change?, Jennifer J. Tickle, Todd F. Heatherton, and Lauren G. Wittenberg
12. Natural History and Long-Term Outcome, Michael H. Stone
III. Diagnosis and Assessment
13. Assessment Instruments, Lee Anna Clark and Julie A. Harrison
14. Personality Assessment in Clinical Practice, K. Roy MacKenzie
IV. Treatment
15. Psychosocial Treatment Outcome, William E. Piper and Anthony S. Joyce
16. Supportive Psychotherapy, Arnold Winston, Richard N. Rosenthal, and J. Christopher Muran
17. Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Glen O. Gabbard
18. Cognitive Therapy, Jean Cottraux and Ivy-Marie Blackburn
19. Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Anthony Ryle
20. Using Interpersonal Theory to Select Effective Treatment Interventions, Lorna Smith Benjamin and Christie Pugh
21. Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Clive J. Robins, Andre M. Ivanoff, and Marsha M. Linehan
22. Psychoeducational Approaches, Ana M. Ruiz-Sancho, George W. Smith, John G. Gunderson
23. Pharmacotherapy, Paul Markovitz
V. Treatment Modalities and Special Issues
24. Group Psychotherapy, K. Roy MacKenzie
25. Partial Hospitalization Programs, Hassan F. Azim
26. Treatment of Personality Disorders in Association with Symptom Disorders, Paul A. Pilkonis
27. Forensic Issues, Stephen D. Hart
28. A Framework for an Integrated Approach to Treatment, W. John Livesley

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Table of Contents


I. Theoretical and Nosological Issues
1. Conceptual and Taxonomic Issues, W. John Livesley
2. Theoretical Perspectives, Theodore Millon, Sarah E. Meagher, and Seth D. Grossman
3. Official Classification Systems, Thomas A. Widiger
4. Co-Occurrence with Syndrome Disorders, Regina T. Dolan-Sewell, Robert F. Krueger, and M.Tracie Shea
II. Etiology and Development
5. Epidemiology, Jill I. Mattia and Mark Zimmerman
6. Biological and Treatment Correlates, Emil F. Coccaro
7. A Neurobehavioral Dimensional Model, Richard A. Depue and Mark F. Lenzenweger
8. Genetics, Kerry L. Jang and Philip A. Vernon
9. Attachment, Kim Bartholomew, Marilyn J. Kwong, and Stephen D. Hart
10. Psychosocial Adversity, Joel Paris
11. Can Personality Change?, Jennifer J. Tickle, Todd F. Heatherton, and Lauren G. Wittenberg
12. Natural History and Long-Term Outcome, Michael H. Stone
III. Diagnosis and Assessment
13. Assessment Instruments, Lee Anna Clark and Julie A. Harrison
14. Personality Assessment in Clinical Practice, K. Roy MacKenzie
IV. Treatment
15. Psychosocial Treatment Outcome, William E. Piper and Anthony S. Joyce
16. Supportive Psychotherapy, Arnold Winston, Richard N. Rosenthal, and J. Christopher Muran
17. Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Glen O. Gabbard
18. Cognitive Therapy, Jean Cottraux and Ivy-Marie Blackburn
19. Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Anthony Ryle
20. Using Interpersonal Theory to Select Effective Treatment Interventions, Lorna Smith Benjamin and Christie Pugh
21. Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Clive J. Robins, Andre M. Ivanoff, and Marsha M. Linehan
22. Psychoeducational Approaches, Ana M. Ruiz-Sancho, George W. Smith, John G. Gunderson
23. Pharmacotherapy, Paul Markovitz
V. Treatment Modalities and Special Issues
24. Group Psychotherapy, K. Roy MacKenzie
25. Partial Hospitalization Programs, Hassan F. Azim
26. Treatment of Personality Disorders in Association with Symptom Disorders, Paul A. Pilkonis
27. Forensic Issues, Stephen D. Hart
28. A Framework for an Integrated Approach to Treatment, W. John Livesley
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