Download Essentials of Personality Disorders by John M. Oldham, Andrew E. Skodol, Donna S. Bender PDF

By John M. Oldham, Andrew E. Skodol, Donna S. Bender

An abridged model of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of character Disorders, this quantity offers the necessities of this subject and is up-to-date with the new progress of information within the neurosciences and the hot applied sciences getting used to take on the remedy of complicated psychiatric problems. In necessities of character Disorders, 35 foreign professionals all individuals to the father or mother textual content supply a stability of idea, study, and therapy aimed toward prepared program in a hectic perform. This quantity starts with a evaluate of our evolving realizing of character issues and the foremost theories that experience prompted brooding about their nature. A succinct consultant to medical review follows, featuring the defining positive factors of DSM-IV-TR character issues, complementary techniques to scientific review, styles of Axis I and Axis II disease comorbidity, and medical classes and results. Chapters on etiology mirror the latest information on epidemiology, development in realizing underlying neurobiology, a developmental point of view on spotting early styles of habit suggestive of destiny problems, and the relevance of formative years reports to the improvement of maladaptive character characteristics. 11 chapters on therapy then provide guidance for choosing the correct depth of therapy for sufferers, by way of a presentation of healing thoughts and issues starting from psychoanalysis and workforce therapy to boundary concerns and collaborative therapy.

Show description

Read or Download Essentials of Personality Disorders PDF

Similar personality books

The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types

The 1st definitive consultant to utilizing the knowledge of the enneagram for non secular and mental growth

The historical image of the Enneagram has develop into one in all today's preferred platforms for self-understanding, in keeping with 9 detailed character forms. Now, of the world's leading Enneagram specialists introduce a strong new option to use the Enneagram as a device for private transformation and improvement. no matter what your non secular history, the Enneagram exhibits how one can triumph over your internal boundaries, observe your special presents and strengths, and observe your inner most course in life.

The knowledge of the Enneagram includes:

Two hugely exact questionnaires for identifying your type
Vivid person profiles inquisitive about maximizing every one type's strength and minimizing predictable pitfalls
Spiritual bounce starts off, Wake-Up Calls, and crimson Flags for every type
Dozens of individualized workouts and functional options for letting cross of complicated behavior, bettering relationships, and lengthening internal freedom
Revealing insights into the inner most motivations, fears, and needs of every type

Highly available, but choked with refined suggestions and methods came across nowhere else, The knowledge of the Enneagram is a strikingly new fusion of psychology and spirituality. It deals a thrilling imaginative and prescient of human probability and a transparent map of the 9 paths to our maximum self-expression.

SELF & IDENTITY. Perspectives across the lifespan. (International Library of Psychology)

This quantity displays the renewal of curiosity in `Self' and `Identity' between social scientists. It adopts an interdisciplinary method of discover diverse views around the lifespan, from the neonate to the aged grownup.

The Glands of Destiny. A Study of the Personality

The Glands of future: A research of the character, moment version presents details pertinent to the basic facets of character. This publication presents an knowing of the organs of inner secretion. prepared into elements encompassing 8 chapters, this version starts off with an summary of the anatomy and capabilities of the ductless glands.

Trauma, Growth and Personality

This number of papers makes a speciality of the interplay of maturation stages and exact traumas within the first few years of lifestyles and the possible influence of those early styles at the constitution of the later character.

Extra info for Essentials of Personality Disorders

Example text

Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Press, 1984 Gunderson JG: Borderline Personality Disorder: A Clinical Guide. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Publishing, 2001 11 Gunderson JG: Borderline Personality Disorder. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Publishing, 2008 Hoch PH, Polatin P: Pseudoneurotic forms of schizophrenia. Psychiatr Q 23:248–276, 1949 Kernberg OF: Borderline Conditions and Pathological Narcissism. New York, Jason Aronson, 1975 Kohut H: The Analysis of the Self: A Systematic Approach to the Treatment of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Millon’s reconceptualized theory outlined four basic evolutionary principles consistent with the polarities described by his earlier theory: 1) aims of existence, which refer to life enhancement and life preservation, and which are reflected in the pleasure/pain polarity; 2) modes of adaptation, which he described in terms of accommodation to, versu s m od if ica t ion o f , th e e n v iron me n t (whether one adjusts or tries to adjust the world, particularly other people) and which are reflected in the passive/active polarity; 3) strategies of replication or reproduction, 25 which refer to the extent to which the person focuses on individuation or nurturance of others and which are reflected in the self/ other polarity; and 4) processes of abstraction, which refer to the ability for symbolic thought and which are represented by the thinking/feeling polarity.

Cloninger (1998) proposed that all personality disorders are low on the character dimensions of self-directedness and cooperativeness. What distinguishes patients with different disorders are their more specific profiles. In broad strokes, the Cluster A personality disorders (schizotypal, schizoid, paranoid) are associated with low reward dependence; the Cluster B personality disorders (borderline, antisocial, narcissistic, histrionic) are associated with high novelty seeking; and the Cluster C personality disorders (dependent, avoidant, obsessive-compulsive) are associated with high harm avoidance.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.89 of 5 – based on 24 votes