The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders

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This new edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders has been thoroughly reorganized and updated to reflect new findings, expanded treatment options and considerations, and future directions, such as translational research, enhancing the text's utility while maintaining its reputation as the foremost reference and clinical guide on the subject.

In four exhaustive and enlightening sections, the book covers basic concepts of personality disorders, etiology, clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, and it addresses special issues that may arise with specific populations or settings. In addition, the text offers many features and benefits:  Several chapters describe the intense efforts to identify the scientifically strongest -- and clinically relevant -- approaches to conceptualizing and enumerating personality traits and pathology. The book does not sidestep ongoing controversies over classification but addresses them head-on by including chapters by experts with competing perspectives.  The hybrid dimensional/categorical alternative model of classification for personality disorders included in the DSM-5 is included in an appendix and thoroughly referenced throughout the volume and discussed in detail in several chapters. Coverage of current research is up-to-date and extensive. Longitudinal naturalistic studies, which have shown surprising patterns of improvement in patients with selected personality disorders, as well as new and more rigorous treatment studies, have yielded critical findings in recent years, all of which are thoroughly addressed. Dozens of vivid and detailed case examples are included to illustrate diagnostic and treatment concepts. The editors have selected a roster of contributors second to none, and the text has been scrupulously edited for consistency of language, tone, and coverage.

As clinical populations become better defined, new and more rigorous treatment studies are being conducted with increasingly promising results. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders offers clinicians, residents, and trainees in all disciplines a front row seat for the latest findings and clinical innovations in this burgeoning field.
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  • Hardback | 617 pages
  • 184 x 260 x 28mm | 1,119.98g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 14 Figures; 20 Tables, unspecified
  • 158562456x
  • 9781585624560
  • 536,333

About John M. Oldham

John M. Oldham, M.D., M.S., is Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff of The Menninger Clinic; Barbara and Corbin Robertson Jr. Endowed Chair for Personality Disorders; and Professor and Executive Vice Chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Oldham is Past President of the American Psychiatric Association.

Andrew E. Skodol, M.D., is Research Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona.

Donna S. Bender, Ph.D., is Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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This new edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders was developed in response to the continuing and increased activity and progress in the field of personality studies and personality disorders. It offers updated information on those topics that are essential to today's clinicians, from the foundational first section on clinical concepts and etiology, to subsequent sections on treatment; special problems, populations, and settings; and future directions. The book provides the clinical wisdom, scientific rigor, and current treatment information readers expect from a comprehensive text while honoring constructive disagreement by presenting a variety of viewpoints from experts in the field, particularly in the area of classification.

Personality disorders are estimated to occur in over 10% of the general population, with well-documented significance to public health and incalculable impact on individual patients and their families. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders equips clinicians with the most up-to-date research, illustrative case examples, and nuanced analyses, enabling them to provide excellent patient care and to alleviate suffering.
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Table of contents

ContributorsForewordIntroductionChapter 1. Personality Disorders: Recent History and New DirectionsPart I: Clinical Concepts and EtiologyChapter 2. Theories of Personality and Personality DisordersChapter 3. Articulating a Core Dimension of Personality PathologyChapter 4. Development, Attachment, and Childhood ExperiencesChapter 5. Genetics and NeurobiologyChapter 6. Prevalence, Sociodemographics, and Functional ImpairmentChapter 7. Manifestations, Assessment, and Differential DiagnosisChapter 8. Course and OutcomePart II: TreatmentChapter 9. Therapeutic AllianceChapter 10. Psychodynamic Psychotherapies and PsychoanalysisChapter 11. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy I: Basics and PrinciplesChapter 12. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy II: Specific Strategies for Personality DisordersChapter 13. Group, Family, and Couples TherapiesChapter 14. PsychoeducationChapter 15. Somatic TreatmentsChapter 16. Collaborative TreatmentChapter 17. Boundary IssuesPart III: Special Problems, Populations, and SettingsChapter 18. Assessing and Managing Suicide RiskChapter 19. Substance Use DisordersChapter 20. Antisocial Personality Disorder and Other Antisocial BehaviorChapter 21. Personality Disorders in the Medical SettingChapter 22. Personality Disorders in the Military Operational EnvironmentPart IV: Future DirectionsChapter 23. Translational Research in Borderline Personality DisorderChapter 24. An Alternative Model for Personality Disorders: DSM-5 Section III and BeyondAppendix: Alternative DSM-5 Model for Personality DisordersIndex
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