Passive-Aggression

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Overview

With absorbing detail and deftness, Kantor gives clinical descriptions of the dynamics in this overlooked syndrome: Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder. It is a syndrome rooted in poorly suppressed, thinly disguised, and indirectly unleashed anger. This volume presents a scientifically based approach to the patient that will help him or her deal with anger in a healthier, and sometimes life-saving, way.

An eclectic approach—including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and ...

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Overview

With absorbing detail and deftness, Kantor gives clinical descriptions of the dynamics in this overlooked syndrome: Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder. It is a syndrome rooted in poorly suppressed, thinly disguised, and indirectly unleashed anger. This volume presents a scientifically based approach to the patient that will help him or her deal with anger in a healthier, and sometimes life-saving, way.

An eclectic approach—including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal techniques—is used to answer the two most important questions of passive-aggression: Why is the passive-aggressive so angry? And why cannot he or she express the anger more directly? Therapists can also use this approach to help the victims of passive-aggression and minimize the suffering that occurs in relationships with these difficult people.

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Although the mere existence of Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder is a matter of some debate, psychiatrist Kantor affirms its existence and attempts to bring it into clinical focus. He outlines the disorder based on observed behavior and on insights into origins and reasons for the behavior. The effect on victims is then discussed, with a chapter on how to identify "pseudovictims." Finally, an eclectic treatment plan for passive-aggressives and victims is presented, one that focuses on here-and-now interpersonal manifestations of longstanding intrapsychic conflicts and incorporates adapted cognitive-behavioral methods. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275974220
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2002
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

MARTIN KANTOR is a psychiatrist and author of 10 books, including Treating Emotional Disorder in Gay Men (Praeger, 1999), Homophobia (Praeger, 1998), and Distancing(Praeger, 1993).\

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Table of Contents

The Passive-Aggressive Patient

Making the Diagnosis

Anger and Anger Styles

Causes of the Anger

Indirect Anger: Manifestations

Developmental and Defensive Aspects of Anger Restraint

Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, and Biological Aspects of Indirect Hostility

Pseudopassive-Aggressives

The Victims of Passive-Aggression

The Pathognomonic Effect of Passive-Aggression on the Victim

Pseudovictims

Sadomasochism and Passive-Aggression

Therapy

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Supportive-Directive Therapy

Cognitive Therapy

Interpersonal Therapy

Transference Therapy and Countertransference Issues

Treatment of Victims of Passive-Aggression

Treatment of Sadomasochistic Interactions

Bibliography

Index\

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2002

    A fantastic find.

    Dr. Kantor has written a book that is unequalled in thoroughness regarding passive-aggression (PA). I am not educated in psychology, but rather am a lay person who is a victim of PA. Thus, I speak here regarding what is available to non-professionals on this topic. Though I am normally reserved in recommending anything to anyone, I'm comfortable saying that anyone who even suspects that they are impacted by PA should read this book. I have discussed the book with several psychology professionals and they concur that it has helped me immensely in my understanding of the loved one who's PA impacts me and how it impacts my family and others.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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