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Personality Disorders Over Time : Precursors, Course, and Outcome

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Treating personality disorders can be extremely frustrating for clinicians. As a result, many doctors get caught in a cycle of diagnosing and rediagnosing in an attempt to find an approach that works. In Personality Disorders Over Time: Precursors, Course, and Outcome, Joel Paris, M.D., proposes a better approach-one based on management rather than cure-that he developed while following a group of patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) for over 25 years.Paris believes that the key to effective treatment of personality disorders lies in understanding their progression over a lifetime. In Personality Disorders Over Time, he outlines a sound framework for treatment that features  A realistic long-term treatment approach that strives for gradual recovery with intermittent interventions An examination of the progression of these disorders over time, including childhood precursors, course and outcome, and treatment A general theory of personality disorders, including Axis I and Axis II cluster disorders Suggestions for a broader, more accurate DSM classification reflecting the personality trait dimensions that underlie disorders Written in the first person, studded with clinical anecdotes, and filled with up-to-date literature references, Personality Disorders Over Time provides fascinating insights into these complicated disorders. It is an excellent resource for any clinician who wants to understand and provide more effective treatment to patients with personality disorders.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 149.9 x 226.1 x 15.2mm | 317.52g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 2 Tables, unspecified; 2 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 1585620408
  • 9781585620401
  • 2,411,355

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As a teacher of personality disorders to medical students, I will incorporate many of the book's carefully considered, collected, and documented information about phenomenology and epidemiology. * James W. Lomax, M.D., Journal of Clinical Psychiatry * This is a good introduction to personality disorders as a lifelong issue and will enable clinicians to be more understanding and better equipped to treat these particular types of patients. * Brett Plyler, M.D., Doody's Book Reviews *show more

About Joel Paris

Joel Paris, M.D., is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University; Psychiatrist-in-Chief of the Health Centre at McGill University; and Research Associate at the SMBD-Jewish General Hospital, in Montreal, Quebec.show more

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Treating personality disorders can be extremely frustrating for clinicians. Because these disorders respond poorly to conventional treatments, doctors often ignore their chronic nature, dismiss previous treatment failures, and rediagnose the patient according to the latest trends and theories. The patient disappears temporarily, only to return in the midst of a crisis, and the cycle begins again. Joel Paris has devoted his career to studying patients with personality disorders, and he believes that the key to effective treatment lies in understanding the progression of these disorders over a lifetime. In Personality Disorders Over Time: Precursors, Course, and Outcome, he proposes a sound framework for treatment based in part on his study of patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) for over 25 years. Emphasizing management rather than cure, Paris outlines a realistic, long-term treatment approach that strives for gradual recovery with intermittent interventions. Features include a general theory of personality disorders, including Axis I and Axis II cluster disorders, and a special emphasis on strategies for helping patients manage BPD. Written in the first person, studded with clinical anecdotes, and filled with up-to-date literature references, Personality Disorders Over Time provides fascinating insights into these complicated disorders. It is an excellent resource for any clinician who wants to understand and provide more effective treatment to patients with personality disorders.show more

Table of contents

IntroductionChapter 1. Time and IllnessChapter 2. Precursors of Personality DisordersChapter 3. Borderline Pathology of ChildhoodChapter 4. Personality Disorders in AdulthoodChapter 5. Long-Term Outcome of Personality DisordersChapter 6. Patients With Borderline Personality Disorder After 27 YearsChapter 7. Mechanisms of RecoveryChapter 8. Course, Prevention, and ManagementChapter 9. Suicide and Borderline Personality DisorderChapter 10. Working With TraitsEpilogue: A Program for Future ResearchReferencesIndexshow more

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