Personality Disorders in Modern Life

ISBN-10: 0471237345
ISBN-13: 9780471237341
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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List price: $220.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/6/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

A revision of the leading textbook on personality disorders by renowned expert Theodore Millon"Personalities are like impressionistic paintings. At a distance, each person is all of a piece; up close, each is a bewildering complexity of moods, cognitions, and motives."--Theodore MillonExploring the continuum from normal personality traits to the diagnosis and treatment of severe cases of personality disorders, Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Edition is unique in its coverage of both important historical figures and contemporary theorists in the field. Its content spans all the major disorders--Antisocial, Avoidant, Depressive, Compulsive, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Paranoid, Schizoid, and Borderline--as well as their many subtypes. Attention to detail and indepth discussion of the subtleties involved in these debilitating personality disorders make this book an ideal companion to the DSMIV™.Fully updated with the latest research and theory, this important text features:Discussion of the distinctive clinical features and developmental roots of personality disordersBalanced coverage of the major theoretical perspectives--biological, psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive, and evolutionaryIndividual chapters on all DSMIV™ personality disorders and their several subtypes and mixturesCase studies throughout the text that bring to life the many faces of these disordersIncluding a new assessment section that singles out behavioral indicators considered to have positive predictive power for the disorders, this Second Edition also includes a special focus on developmental, gender, and cultural issues specific to each disorder. A comprehensive reference suitable for todays practitioners, Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Edition features a clear style that also makes it a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The most thorough book of its kind, this Second Edition is a powerful, practical resource for all trainees and professionals in key mental health fields, such as psychology, social work, and nursing.

Personality Disorders: Classical Foundations
Abnormal Behavior and Personality
Early Perspectives on the Personality Disorders
The Biological Perspective
The Psychodynamic Perspective
Summary
Personality Disorders: Contemporary Perspectives
The Interpersonal Perspective
The Cognitive Perspective
Trait and Factorial Perspectives
The Evolutionary-Neurodevelopmental Perspective
Summary
Development of Personality Disorders
On the Interactive Nature of Developmental Pathogenesis
Pathogenic Biological Factors
Pathogenic Experiential History
Sources of Pathogenic Learning
Continuity of Early Learnings
Sociocultural Influences
Summary
Assessment and Therapy of the Personality Disorders
The Assessment of Personality
Psychotherapy of the Personality Disorders
Summary
The Antisocial Personality
From Normality to Abnormality
Variations of the Antisocial Personality
Early Historical Forerunners
The Biological Perspective
The Psychodynamic Perspective
The Interpersonal Perspective
The Cognitive Perspective
The Evolutionary-Neurodevelopmental Perspective
Therapy
Summary
The Avoidant Personality
From Normality to Abnormality
Variations of the Avoidant Personality
Early Historical Forerunners
The Biological Perspective
The Psychodynamic Perspective
The Interpersonal Perspective
The Cognitive Perspective
The Evolutionary-Neurodevelopmental Perspective
Therapy
Summary
The Obsessive-Compulsive Personality
From Normality to Abnormality
Variations of the Compulsive Personality
Early Historical Forerunners
The Psychodynamic Perspective
The Interpersonal Perspective
The Cognitive Perspective
The Evolutionary-Neurodevelopmental Perspective
Therapy
Summary
The Dependent Personality
From Normality to Abnormality
Variations of the Dependent Personality
Early Historical Forerunners
The Psychodynamic Perspective
The Interpersonal Perspective
The Cognitive Perspective
The Evolutionary-Neurodevelopmental Perspective
Therapy
Summary
The Histrionic Personality
From Normality to Abnormality
Variations of the Histrionic Personality
Early Historical Forerunners
The Biological Perspective
The Psychodynamic Perspective
The Interpersonal Perspective
The Cognitive Perspective
The Evolutionary-Neurodevelopmental Perspective
Therapy
Summary
The Narcissistic Personality
From Normality to Abnormality
Variations of the Narcissistic Personality
Early Historical Forerunners
The Biological Perspective
The Psychodynamic Perspective
The Interpersonal Perspective
The Cognitive Perspective
The Evolutionary-Neurodevelopmental Perspective
Therapy
Summary
The Schizoid Personality
From Normality to Abnormality
Variations of the Schizoid Personality
The Biological Perspective
The Psychodynamic Perspective
The Interpersonal Perspective
The Cognitive Pers

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