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Supersedes any prior volume on the connection between psychopathology and personality traits. Compiles the most recent findings from more t han 30 internationally recognized experts. Analyzes the association b etween personality and psychopathology from several interlocking persp ectives-descriptive, developmental, etiological, and therapeutic—conc luding that the association is strong and important, no matter what an gle it is considered from.
The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.
Part I: Role of Personality in Psychopathology. Personality and vulnerability to affective disorders. Measurement of psychopathology as variants of personality. Personality correlates of eating disorder subtypes. Axis I and Axis II: comorbidity or confusion? Part II: What Is Normal Personality Structure and Development? Personality development in childhood: old and new findings. Continuity and change over the adult life cycle: personality and personality disorders. Evaluating the structure of personality. Part III: What Is a Personality Disorder? Categorical approaches to assessment and diagnosis of personality disorders. Dimensional approaches to personality disorder assessment and diagnosis. Emotional traits and personality dimensions. Part IV: What Causes Good and Bad Personality Development? Comparing the biological and cultural inheritance of stature and conservatism in the kinships of monozygotic and dizygotic twins. Psychosocial factors in the development of personality disorders. Genetic and environmental structure of personality. Emerging neuroscience approaches to understanding cognition and psychopathology: positron emission tomography imaging. Part V: Treatment and Outcome of Personality Disorders. Cognitive aspects of personality disorders and their relation to syndromal disorders: a psychoevolutionary approach. Pharmacotherapy of impulsive-aggressive behavior. Temperament and the pharmacotherapy of depression. Treatment of borderline personality disorder with rational emotive behavior therapy. Index.
American Psychiatric Publishing