Personality Disorders: Diagnosis, Management, and Course
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Personality Disorders: Diagnosis, Management, and Course

by Taylor and Francis
     
 

Since the first edition of this book a great deal has happened in the field of personality disorders. It is a term that has now become widely used, not only throughout psychiatry where its meaning has become clearer, but also across the whole field of social sciences through to politics, where it is now perhaps mentioned more often than any other diagnostic label

Overview

Since the first edition of this book a great deal has happened in the field of personality disorders. It is a term that has now become widely used, not only throughout psychiatry where its meaning has become clearer, but also across the whole field of social sciences through to politics, where it is now perhaps mentioned more often than any other diagnostic label in psychiatry. The social implications of personality disorder are now under the spotlight as never before.
This book takes a practical approach to personality disorders, with a much-expanded section on treatment as we begin to see possibilities of changing personality disorder with a variety of interventions. Three versions of the Personality Assessment Schedule are included in a format that can be easily photocopied and used in practice.

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Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Ozlem Dubauskas, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: Anybody who evaluates and follows psychiatric patients knows perfectly well that in psychiatry one of the most difficult disorders to treat is personality disorder. This is a text about personality disorders.
Purpose: With the intent to discover "the landscape of personality disorders," the editor indicates the purpose is to inform readers about different personality disorders and their classifications, treatments, and outcomes.
Audience: This book is written for any clinician including the psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatry resident, social worker, and psychiatry nurse who evaluates and follows mentally ill patients.
Features: For decades personality disorders have been a dilemma for psychiatrists. In this book the editor and contributors focus on classification, diagnosis, and treatment methods of personality disorders rather than developmental theories behind them. DSM III, DSM Ill-R, DSM V, and ICD criteria as well as major papers in literature are used as references to understand descriptions and classifications. One chapter is dedicated to comorbidity of personality disorders as contributors give readers clues about each personality disorder and the likely comorbid Axis I diagnoses. Treatment possibilities are described in detail in two different chapters on drug treatments and psychosocial treatments. Multiple illustrations and graphics are helpful in understanding the material. Numerous comments, descriptions, and discussions are made about the Personality Assessment Scale including its reliability and usefulness. A sample Personality Assessment Scale and a Quick Personality Assessment Scale are provided at the end of the book. The reference list and index are very helpful.
Assessment: This book is a very helpful tool for any psychiatrist (especially the psychiatry resident) to learn how to adequately screen, diagnose, and treat personality disorders of their patients. This is a worthwhile contribution to the subject.
4 Stars! from Doody
Ozlem Uyar
Anybody who evaluates and follows psychiatric patients knows perfectly well that in psychiatry one of the most difficult disorders to treat is personality disorder. This is a text about personality disorders. With the intent to discover ""the landscape of personality disorders,"" the editor indicates the purpose is to inform readers about different personality disorders and their classifications, treatments, and outcomes. This book is written for any clinician including the psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatry resident, social worker, and psychiatry nurse who evaluates and follows mentally ill patients. For decades personality disorders have been a dilemma for psychiatrists. In this book the editor and contributors focus on classification, diagnosis, and treatment methods of personality disorders rather than developmental theories behind them. DSM III, DSM Ill-R, DSM V, and ICD criteria as well as major papers in literature are used as references to understand descriptions and classifications. One chapter is dedicated to comorbidity of personality disorders as contributors give readers clues about each personality disorder and the likely comorbid Axis I diagnoses. Treatment possibilities are described in detail in two different chapters on drug treatments and psychosocial treatments. Multiple illustrations and graphics are helpful in understanding the material. Numerous comments, descriptions, and discussions are made about the Personality Assessment Scale including its reliability and usefulness. A sample Personality Assessment Scale and a Quick Personality Assessment Scale are provided at the end of the book. The reference list and index are very helpful. This book is a very helpfultool for any psychiatrist (especially the psychiatry resident) to learn how to adequately screen, diagnose, and treat personality disorders of their patients. This is a worthwhile contribution to the subject.
Booknews
Covers the range of aspects of personality disorders, and gives an account of recent developments in diagnosis, description, and classification. Presents the epidemiology of personality disorders in places ranging from the community through inpatient and other institutional settings, and highlights problems of comorbidity with other mental conditions and with substance abuse. This second edition is completely revised to take into account changes in understanding since the first edition was published in 1988. Tyrer is head of the Department of Public Mental Health in the Division of Neurosciences and Psychological Medicine at the Imperial School of Medicine, UK. Distributed by Oxford U. Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750634335
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/06/2003
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.51(d)

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