Personality Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence / Edition 1

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Personality traits are pervasive and enduring patterns of the waysindividuals perceive, relate to, think about, and behave withintheir environment. When these traits become inflexible andmaladaptive they constitute personality disorders.

This edited volume will explore the clinical reality of personalitydisorders in the especially vulnerable population of children andadolescents. Chapters will cover topics such as aggression,attention-seeking, and the sensitive child.

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"…offers a comprehensive review of the research and clinical approaches related to personality disorders in children and of child assessment more generally. Both as a text for students and a reference for experienced clinicians, it is a valuable resource." (PsycCRITIQUES, 7/2/08)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471683049
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/10/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 744
  • Product dimensions: 7.17 (w) x 10.16 (h) x 2.11 (d)

Table of Contents




1. Introduction. (Arthur Freeman, Mark A. Reinecke, and Yuma I.Tomes)

2. The Role of Developmental Components in Treating Childrenwith Personality Disorders.(Tammie Ronen)

3. Temperament and Personality Disorders in Childhood andAdolescence. (Joel Paris)

4. The Behavioral Model of Personality Disorders. (Robert A.DiTomasso, James B. Hale, and Stephen M. Timchack)

5. Personality Disorders: A Cognitive Developmental Perspective.(William J. Lyddon and Darlys J. Alford)

6. A Systemic Family Perspective on Child and AdolescentPersonality Disorders. (Jeffrey J. Magnavita)

7. Assessment of Personality Disorders in Childhood (GeorgeMcCloskey, Peter Kane, Carrie Champ Morera, Kathryn Gipe, and AmyMcLaughlin)

8. Issues of Maltreatment and Abuse. (Cynthia Cupit Swenson,Elissa J. Brown, and John R. Lutzker)


9. Asperger's Disorder: Exploring the Schizoid Spectrum. (TonyAttwood)

10. The Development of borderline Personality Disorder: CurrentProgress and Future Directions.(Nicki R. Crick, Kathleen Woods,Dianna Murray-Close, and Georges Han)

11. The Narcissistic Child: When a State becomes a Trait.(Arthur Freeman)

12. Antisocial Personality Disorder. (Jeffrey D. Burke)

13. Histrionic Personality Disorder. (Thomas N. Crawford andPatricia R. Cohen)

14. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder: DevelopmentalRisk Factors and Clinical Implications. (Martin E. Franklin, JohnC. Piacentini, and Carla D'Olio)

15.The Complex Pathway from Attachment to Personality Disorder:A Life Span Perspective on Interpersonal Dependency. (Robert F.Bornstein, Emil Becker-Weidman, Corey Nigro, Rebecca Frontera, andMark A. Reinecke)

16. Avoidant Personality Disorder. (Joanna A. Robin, Sharon L.Cohan, James Hambrick, and Anne Marie Albano)

17. Negativistic Personality Disorder in Children andAdolescents. (Gina M. Fusco and Arthur Freeman)

18. Development and treatment of Personality Disorder: Summary.(Mark A. Reineck and Arthur Freeman)

Author Index.

Subject Index..

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