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The ailments and conditions that afflict people today can be confusing, disturbing, and painful-both emotionally and physically. The Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers and researchers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention. All volumes in the series include primary and secondary quotations, annotated bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.
Table of Contents
Introduction Personality Disorders: Widespread and Unpredictable 8
Chapter 1 What Are Personality Disorders? 12
Chapter 2 What Causes Personality Disorders? 29
Chapter 3 Living with Personality Disorders 44
Chapter 4 Can Personality Disorders Be Controlled? 60
Chapter 5 New Therapies, Future Hopes 77
Organizations to Contact 100
For Further Reading 103
Picture Credits 111
About the Author 112