Personality-Guided Therapy for Depression

Personality-Guided Therapy for Depression

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by Neil R. Bockian
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591474108

ISBN-13: 9781591474104

Pub. Date: 06/28/2006

Publisher: American Psychological Association

In Personality-Guided Therapy for Depression, Neil R. Bockian describes a promising new approach to treating complicated depression, cases in which progress is painfully slow, elusive, or followed by relapse. The causes and experience of depression are influenced by personality style, or deeply rooted patterns of functioning in the world. Depression in a person

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In Personality-Guided Therapy for Depression, Neil R. Bockian describes a promising new approach to treating complicated depression, cases in which progress is painfully slow, elusive, or followed by relapse. The causes and experience of depression are influenced by personality style, or deeply rooted patterns of functioning in the world. Depression in a person with a dependent style, for example, differs markedly from that in someone with an antisocial personality. This volume demonstrates how, drawing insights from major theoretical orientations, psychotherapy can be tailored to address patients' varying issues and communication styles. As treating personality disorders alleviates depression, and vice versa, this approach offers new hope for progress in both realms. Using Theodore Millon's personality-guided therapy as framework, Dr. Bockian illuminates how specific personality types play into depression, and how taking personality into account enables psychologists to tailor their interventions to the patient and thus improve the prospects for long-term recovery. For each personality type, the author explores how prevalent depression is, what promotes and maintains it, how psychological, biological, and social factors contribute to it, and the role of medications and of therapist reactions to the patient. This groundbreaking book offers practitioners, researchers, and students a framework for understanding how personality factors increase vulnerability to depression or help buffer against it.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591474104
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Series:
Personality-Guided Psychology Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
325
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2An overview of depression and theoretical models of its relationship to personality disorders13
Ch. 3Depression in paranoid personality disorder41
Ch. 4Depression in schizoid personality disorder63
Ch. 5Depression in schizotypal personality disorder91
Ch. 6Depression in antisocial personality disorder109
Ch. 7Depression in borderline personality disorder135
Ch. 8Depression in histrionic personality disorder169
Ch. 9Depression in narcissistic personality disorder187
Ch. 10Depression in avoidant personality disorder209
Ch. 11Depression in dependent personality disorder227
Ch. 12Depression in obsessive-compulsive personality disorder247
App. AEmotion list - 2267
App. BExpression of personality disorders across the domains of clinical science271

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Personality-Guided Therapy For Depression by Neil R. Rockian (Professor of Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois) presents a new approach to treating patients with complicated depression for whom progress has been slow, elusive, or followed by relapse. Professor Rockian notes, for example, that depression experienced by a person with a dependent style will differ markedly from depression experienced by someone with an antisocial personality. Drawing from major theoretical orientations to demonstrate how psychotherapy can be tailored to patients diverse needs and distinctive communication styles, Personality-Guide Therapy offers an approach that will provide new hope for successfully tailoring the therapy to the patient's personality type while controlling for how prevalent the depression is psychological, biological, and social factors the role of medications and therapist reactions to the patient. A work of seminal, definitive scholarship, Personality-Guided Therapy For Depression is a welcome and core contribution to academic library and professional reference collections.