The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders

by John M. Oldham
     
 

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Examine personality psychopathology from diverse perspectives and explore multiple research and treatment approaches with The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders. Capture the multifaceted range of nonpathological human behavior and develop a judicious understanding of the extremes of behavior that are called personality disorders.

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Examine personality psychopathology from diverse perspectives and explore multiple research and treatment approaches with The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders. Capture the multifaceted range of nonpathological human behavior and develop a judicious understanding of the extremes of behavior that are called personality disorders.

No other textbook today matches the clinically useful scope and relevance of Textbook of Personality Disorders. Its comprehensive coverage of theory, research, and treatment of personality disorders, incorporating illustrative case examples to enhance understanding, reflects the work of more than 70 expert contributors who review the latest theories, research findings, and clinical expertise in the increasingly complex field of personality disorders.

The deeply informative Textbook of Personality Disorders is organized into six main sections: • Basic concepts -- Summarizes definitions and classifications of personality disorders, building on broader international concepts and theories of psychopathology and including categorical and dimensional models of personality disorders• Clinical evaluation -- Discusses manifestations, problems in differential diagnosis, and patterns of comorbidity; the most widely used interviews and self-administered questionnaires; and the course and outcome of personality disorders.• Etiology -- Includes an integrative perspective (personality disorders, personality traits, and temperament); epidemiology (one in ten people has a personality disorder) and genetics; neurobiology; antecedents of personality disorders in children and adolescents; attachment theory and mentalization therapy in borderline personality disorder; and the complex and variable interface between personality disorders and sociocultural factors• Treatment -- Covers levels of care and the full range of therapies, from psychoanalysis to pharmacotherapy; includes detailed information on schema therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (specifically developed for self-injuring/suicidal patients with borderline personality disorder), interpersonal therapy, dynamically-informed supportive psychotherapy, group treatment, family therapy, psychoeducation, the therapeutic alliance, boundary issues, and collaborative treatment • Special problems and populations -- Addresses suicide, substance abuse, violence, dissociative states, defensive functioning, gender and cross-cultural issues, and patients in correctional and medical settings• New developments and future directions -- Offers perspectives on brain imaging and translational research and asserts that the closer working relationship between clinical psychiatrists and behavioral neuroscientists -- with neuroimaging techniques as the common ground -- will result in more promising models to enhance our understanding of the neuroscience and molecular biology of personality disorders

Offering both a wealth of practical information that clinicians can use right away in their daily practice and an up-to-date review of empirical research, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders is the definitive reference and clinical guide not only for seasoned clinicians but also for psychiatry residents, psychology interns and graduate students, and social work, medical, and nursing students.

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Reviewer: Steven T. Herron, MD (Assurance Health and Wellness)
Description: Given the recent changes to the major classification system for mental illness in North America (the DSM-5), this second edition describes the most recent literature on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the various identified personality disorders.
Purpose: Research has changed our understanding of the etiology and concept of a personality disorder over time. With this dynamic field of study come constant revisions in how we comprehend and classify these conditions. This book attempts to identify and explain research-based data about personality disorders.
Audience: The editors point out this work is meant to present updated information "essential to clinicians," suggesting its primary audience is mental health providers working directly with patients in clinical settings.
Features: The chapters are grouped into four sections (Clinical Concepts and Etiology, Treatment, Special Problems and Populations, and Future Directions) and generally end with a brief conclusion section and numerous references. Most include case examples, figures, and tables as well. The appendix provides a detailed explanation of an alternative method for identifying personality disorders through characterization "by impairments in personality functioning and pathological personality traits."
Assessment: As research has accumulated regarding various aspects of personality disorders, especially over the past 10 to 15 years, much of what was previously understood has been reassessed. As a result, different approaches for assessing and treating patients with these complicated disorders have been refined. The authors of this book have attempted to simplify the data and provide a consolidated source for improving clinicians' knowledge of, and approach to, these challenging cases. The chapter on managing suicide risk is particularly useful, and the appendix clarifies some of the mystery behind the newly developed alternative approach to diagnosis. All told, it is a worthwhile read and a good reference for clinicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585626625
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/02/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
732
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Michelle B. Riba

Thank you to Drs. Oldham, Skodol and Bender for organizing such a clinically useful and well written textbook on such an important topic - Personality Disorders. Starting with the history and etiology and moving into clinical treatments, special populations and future directions gives the context and framework for these disorders while then providing up-to-date clinical guidance and the latest in research findings. The editors and authors are internationally and nationally recognized experts in their field. This book will be useful for all clinicians who seek to understand the complexities of personality disorders.

James H. Scully Jr.

The Editors of this important text present a comprehensive review of personality disorders, including historical contexts, current controversies, and future directions. The categorical versus dimensional approach is described thoroughly. The chapter authors include most, if not all, of the leading researchers, theorists and clinicians who study personality, and their types range from genetics, neurobiology, and brain imaging to dialectical behavioral therapy, gender, and cross cultural issues. The Textbook of Personality Disorders is an important resource for all clinicians.

Meet the Author

John M. Oldham, M.D., M.S., is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.

Andrew E. Skodol, M.D., is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Department of Personality Studies at New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York, New York.

Donna S. Bender, Ph.D., is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Research Scientist in the Department of Personality Studies at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York, New York.

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