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Essentials of Personality Disorders draws on core material from The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders, covering the essentials of the topic in an abridged version and including the recent growth of knowledge in the neurosciences and new technologies being used to tackle the treatment of complex psychiatric disorders. In this volume, 35 international authorities -- all contributors to the parent text -- offer a balance of theory, research, and treatment geared toward ready application to a busy practice. Essentials of Personality Disorders provides half of the chapters found in the larger work, with a focus on material that is both up-to-date and useful to practicing clinicians. It first reviews the evolution of the personality disorders component in successive editions of DSM, along with major theories that have influenced thinking about their nature. A succinct guide to clinical evaluation then presents the defining features of DSM-IV-TR personality disorders, complementary approaches to clinical assessment, patterns of Axis I and Axis II disorder comorbidity, and clinical courses and outcomes. Chapters on etiology reflect the most recent data on epidemiology, progress in understanding underlying neurobiology, a developmental perspective on recognizing early patterns of behavior suggestive of future disorders, and the relevance of childhood experiences -- particularly stress -- to the development of maladaptive personality traits. Eleven chapters on treatment then offer guidelines for determining the appropriate intensity of treatment for patients, followed by a presentation of therapeutic options and considerations ranging from group treatment to boundary issues. Included in this section:  A chapter on the application of mentalization-based therapy in treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder that offers an approach to attachment via a model that views this disorder as dysfunction in self-regulation. Core elements of dialectical behavior therapy, including both individual and group interventions to address parasuicidal behaviors. Emphasis on the necessity of explicitly considering alliance building across all treatment modalities.  Recommendations for negotiating collaborative treatments, taking into account patients engaged in several modalities at the same time. Evidence of the association of suicidal behavior and personality disorders, examining risk factors and discussing clinical approaches to management. In a concluding chapter, the volume editors and experts in this field summarize current controversies, look ahead to DSM-V, and speculate about future directions. Presenting the essentials of a definitive text, Essentials of Personality Disorders is a practical volume that puts critical information on these vexing conditions at your fingertips.show more

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  • Paperback | 435 pages
  • 180.34 x 254 x 25.4mm | 884.5g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 6 Line drawings, unspecified; 19 Tables, unspecified
  • 158562358X
  • 9781585623587
  • 1,440,063

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"In Essentials of Personality Disorders, three recognized experts have largely succeeded in updating and condensing the American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders, published in 2005. John M. Oldham, M.D., M.S., Andrew E. Skodol, M.D., and Donna S. Bender, Ph.D., have amassed contributions by a range of experts into a tour through the ten recognized personality disorders."-- "Brian Palmer, M.D., M.P.H., Psychiatric Services", "May 2010"show more

About John M. Oldham

John M. Oldham, M.D., M.S., is Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff at The Menninger Clinic and Professor and Executive Vice Chairman in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.Andrew E. Skodol, M.D., is Research Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and President of Sunbelt Collaborative in Tucson, Arizona.Donna S. Bender, Ph.D., is Research Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Sunbelt Collaborative in Tucson, Arizona.show more

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An abridged version of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders, this volume presents the essentials of this topic and is updated with the recent growth of knowledge in the neurosciences and the new technologies being used to tackle the treatment of complex psychiatric disorders. In Essentials of Personality Disorders, 35 international authorities -- all contributors to the parent text -- offer a balance of theory, research, and treatment geared toward ready application in a busy practice. This volume begins with a review of our evolving understanding of personality disorders and the major theories that have influenced thinking about their nature. A succinct guide to clinical evaluation follows, presenting the defining features of DSM-IV-TR personality disorders, complementary approaches to clinical assessment, patterns of Axis I and Axis II disorder comorbidity, and clinical courses and outcomes. Chapters on etiology reflect the most recent data on epidemiology, progress in understanding underlying neurobiology, a developmental perspective on recognizing early patterns of behavior suggestive of future disorders, and the relevance of childhood experiences to the development of maladaptive personality traits. Eleven chapters on treatment then offer guidelines for determining the appropriate intensity of treatment for patients, followed by a presentation of therapeutic options and considerations ranging from psychoanalysis and group treatment to boundary issues and collaborative treatment.show more

Table of contents

ContributorsIntroductionPART I: Basic ConceptsChapter 1. Personality Disorders: Recent History and the DSM SystemChapter 2. Theories of Personality and Personality DisordersPART II: Clinical EvaluationChapter 3. Manifestations, Clinical Diagnosis, and ComorbidityChapter 4. Course and OutcomePART III: EtiologyChapter 5. Prevalence, Sociodemographics, and Functional ImpairmentChapter 6. NeurobiologyChapter 7. Developmental IssuesChapter 8. Childhood Experiences and Development of Maladaptive and Adaptive Personality TraitsPART IV: TreatmentChapter 9. Levels of Care in TreatmentChapter 10. Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic PsychotherapyChapter 11. Mentalization-Based Treatment of Borderline Personality DisorderChapter 12. Dialectical Behavior TherapyChapter 13. Group TreatmentChapter 14. Somatic TreatmentsChapter 15. Therapeutic AllianceChapter 16. Boundary IssuesChapter 17. Collaborative TreatmentChapter 18. Assessing and Managing Suicide RiskChapter 19. Substance AbusePART V: New Developments and Future DirectionsChapter 20. Future Directions: Toward DSM-VAppendix: DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria for Personality DisordersIndexshow more

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