Passive-Aggression

Passive-Aggression

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by Martin Kantor
     
 

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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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)\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275974220
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2002
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Martin Kantor, MD is a Harvard psychiatrist who has been in full private practice in Boston and New York City, and active in residency training programs at several hospitals, including Massachusetts General and Beth Israel in New York. He also served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical School and as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey—New Jersey Medical School. He is currently a full-time medical author, the author of more than a dozen other books, including Homophobia, Second Edition (Praeger 2009); Uncle Sam's Shame: Inside the Veteran's Administration (Praeger 2008); Lifting the Weight: Understanding Depression in Men: Its Causes and Solutions (Praeger 2007); The Psychopathy of Everyday Life: How Antisocial Personality Disorder Affects All of Us (Praeger, 2006); Understanding Paranoia: A Guide for Professional, Families, and Sufferers (Praeger 2004); Distancing: Avoidant Personality Disorder, Revised and Expanded (Praeger, 2003), Passive-Aggression: A Guide for the Therapist, the Patient, and the Victim (Praeger, 2002), Treating Emotional Disorder in Gay Men (Praeger, 1999), and Homophobia (Praeger, 1998).

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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.