The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders

The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders

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On the cusp of newest edition of the DSM, the field of personality disorders is thriving and productive. This is certainly a time of major transition for the classification, study, and treatment of personality disorders, as the personality disorders section of the DSM is undergoing major revision, leaving researchers and clinicians to wonder whether their area of specialty in the field of personality disorders will be retained, deleted, or revised in DSM-5.

In advance of DSM-5, The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders provides a summary of the latest information concerning the diagnosis, assessment, construct validity, etiology, pathology, and treatment of personality disorders. Bringing together contributions from leading scholars, researchers, and clinicians from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, this volume includes:

- Chapters devoted to personality disorders proposed for retention in DSM-5
- Chapters concerning personality disorders that are slated for deletion
- Chapters concerning three that have never obtained or had previously lost official recognition (i.e. passive-aggressive, depressive, and racist)
- Chapters authored by members of the DSM-5 Personality Disorders Work Group, which succinctly outline and explain the proposals, as well as chapters by authors who raise significant questions and concerns (often differing) about these proposals
- Special coverage of largely neglected areas of investigation (i.e. childhood antecedents of personality disorder, cross-cultural validity)
- Controversial areas for the DSM, such as schizotypal personality disorder, narcissism, depressive personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, and dimensional classification

In this time of transition, scholarship on personality disorders is proliferating, making this comprehensive, timely handbook the perfect resource for students, researchers, and clinical psychologists.
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  • Paperback | 864 pages
  • 177 x 255 x 38mm | 1,506g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0199357889
  • 9780199357888
  • 702,725

Table of contents

1. Preface ; Thomas A. Widiger ; Part One: Introduction and Clinical Description ; 2. Historical Developments and Current Issues ; Thomas A. Widiger ; 3. Diagnosis and DSM-5: Work in Progress ; Andrew Skodol ; 4. The Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality: A Useful Tool for Diagnosis and Classification of Personality Disorder ; Eunyoe Ro, Deborah Stringer, and Lee Anna Clark ; 5. An Integration of Normal and Abnormal Personality: The Five-Factor Model ; Thomas A. Widiger, Douglas B. Samuel, Stephanie Mullins-Sweatt, Whitney L. Gore, and Cristina Crego ; 6. Assessment of Personality disorders and Related Traits: Bridging DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5 ; Joshua D. Miller, Lauren Few, and Thomas A. Widiger ; Part Two: Construct Validity ; 7. Behavior and Molecular Genetics of Personality Disorders ; Susan C. South, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, Nicholas R. Eaton, and Robert F. Krueger ; 8. Childhood Antecedents of Personality Disorders ; Filip De Fruyt and Barbara De Clercq ; 9. Epidemiology ; Svenn Torgersen ; 10. Gender and Personality Disorders ; Thomas F. Oltmanns and Abigail D. Powers ; 11. Axis II Comorbidity ; Timothy J. Trull, Emily M. Scheiderer, and Rachel L. Tomko ; 12. The Relationship of Personality Disorders and Axis I Clinical Disorders ; Paul S. Links, Jamal Y Ansari, Fatima Fazalullasha, and Ravi Shah ; 13. Cultural Aspects of Personality Disorder ; Roger T. Mulder ; 14. Course of Personality Disorder ; Leslie C. Morey and Justin K. Meyer ; Part Three: Psychopathology ; 15. Neurobiological Contributions ; Panos Roussos and Larry J. Siever ; 16. Cognitive Contributions to Personality Disorder ; Jill Lobbestael and Arnoud Arntz ; 17. Psychodynamic Models of Personality Disorders ; Peter Fonagy and Patrick Luyten ; 18. A Contemporary Interpersonal Model of Personality Pathology and Personality Disorder ; Aaron L. Pincus and Christopher J. Hopwood ; 19. Pathology of Personality Disorder: An Integrative Perspective ; Joel Paris ; Part Four: Individual Personality Disorders ; 20. Borderline Personality Disorder ; Jill M. Hooley, Sadie H. Cole, and Stephanie Gironde ; 21. Schizotypal Personality Disorder: An Integrative Review ; Thomas R. Kwapil and Neus Barrantes-Vidal ; 22. Psychopathy ; Robert D. Hare, Craig S. Neumann, and Thomas A. Widiger ; 23. Dependent Personality Disorder ; Robert F. Bornstein ; 24. Narcissistic Personality Disorder: The Diagnostic Process ; Elsa Ronningstam ; 25. Avoidant Personality Disorder, Traits, and Type ; Charles A. Sanislow, Katelin da Cruz, May O. Gianoli, and Elizabeth Reagan ; 26. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder ; Jack Samuels and Paul T. Costa ; 27. Paranoid and Schizoid Personality Disorders ; Christopher J. Hopwood and Katherine M. Thomas ; 28. The Death of Histrionic Personality Disorder ; Roger K. Blashfield, Shannon M. Reynolds, and Bethany Stennett ; 29. Depressive Personality Disorder ; R. Michael Bagby, Chris Watson, and Andrew G. Ryder ; 30. The Alexithymia Personality Dimension ; Graeme J. Taylor and R. Michael Bagby ; 31. Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder: The Demise of a Syndrome ; Scott Wetzler and Anita Jose ; 32. Racism and Pathological Bias as a Co-occurring Problem in Diagnosis and Assessment ; Carl C. Bell and Edward Dunbar ; Part Five: Treatment ; 33. Psychopharmacology of Personality Disorders ; Kenneth R. Silk and Louis Feurino III ; 34. Cognitive Therapy for Personality Disorders ; Robert L. Leahy and Lata K. McGinn ; 35. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders ; John C. Markowitz ; 36. Mentalization Based Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder ; Anthony W. Bateman and Peter Fonagy ; 37. Dialectical Behavior Therapy of Borderline and Other Personality Disorders ; Thomas R. Lynch and Prudence F. Cuper ; Part Six: Conclusions ; 38. Future Directions of Personality Disorder ; Thomas A. Widiger
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"...provides a comprehensive overview so that anyone reading it will be well informed about the current state of personality disorder research and practice. I am not familiar with any other volume that is as comprehensive or as up to date."--PsycCRITIQUES
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About Thomas A. Widiger

Thomas A. Widiger, Ph.D., is T. Marshall Hahn Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky.
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