DP1.jpg (25510 bytes)Disorders of Personality: DSM-IV and Beyond


by Theodore Millon and Roger D. Davis
 

Published by Wiley, 1996


ISBN: 0-471-01186-X

 

 

 

FROM THE BOOK JACKET:

In this new edition, practitioners, researchers, teachers, and students will find the same clarity of insight that made the previous edition the standard text on personality disorders. Like its predecessor, the Second Edition guides the reader through the special complexities of this group of disorders and aids clinicians in the difficult work of diagnosis. Disorders of Personality serves as an indispensable companion volume to DSM-IV, especially in light of advances that have transformed personality disorders from an area of marginal relevance in diagnostic practice to a position that is now central to the comprehensive multiaxial format. Major revisions and an almost doubling in length make this book more valuable than ever before:

  • A revised theoretical framework-from a learning theory-biosocial framework to a more evolutionary model that includes constructs applicable to phylogenesis and human adaptive styles.
  • An expansion of the basic personality prototypes into personality disorder subcategories, resulting in over 60 additional adult subtypes.
  • An enlarged review of historical and contemporary thinking on personality disorders that makes this an invaluable single sourcebook for evaluating various theories.
  • A substantial expansion of the "Clinical Picture" section of each chapter that now incorporates eight domains of patient data, and therefore facilitates the selection of modalities of therapeutic intervention.
    Comprehensive reviews of the newer personality prototypes, such as avoidant, narcissistic, borderline, schizotypal, depressive, sadistic, and masochistic.
  • Detailed discussion of frequent comorbid Axis I and Axis II diagnoses, features especially useful to those in managed care practices.
  • An instructive discussion of childhood personality disorders, a subject frequently ignored in the literature.
  • Major new chapters on personality assessment and personality therapy, including an up-to-date review of available instruments.
  • Expanded and detailed discussion of short-term, focused therapy.

Comprehensive, authoritative, and superbly organized, Disorders of Personality: DSM-IV and Beyond is an absolutely essential resource for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and social workers, teachers, students, researchers, and all others who seek greater understanding of the complex web of human personality disorders.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part I: CONCEPTUAL AND CLINICAL FOUNDATIONS
1. Personality Disorders: Issues, Principles, and Classification
2. Personality Development: Origins, Sequences, and Outcomes
3. Personality Therapy: Planning, Modalities, and Integration
4. Personality Assessment: Domains, Validity, and Instruments
5. Personality Therapy: Planning, Modalities, and Integration

Part II: PLEASURE-DEFICIENT PERSONALITIES
6. Schizoid Personality Disorders: The Asocial Pattern
7. Avoidant Personality Disorders: The Withdrawn Pattern
8. Depressive Personality Disorders: The Giving-Up Pattern

Part III: INTERPERSONALLY-IMBALANCED PERSONALITIES
9. Dependent Personality Disorders: The Submissive Pattern
10. Histrionic Personality Disorders: The Gregarious Pattern
11. Narcissistic Personality Disorders: The Egotistic Pattern
12. Antisocial Personality Disorders: The Aggrandizing Pattern

Part IV: INTRAPSYCHICALLY-CONFLICTED PERSONALITIES
13. Sadistic Personality Disorders: The Abusive Pattern
14. Compulsive Personality Disorders: The Conforming Pattern
15. Negativistic Personality Disorders: The Vacillating Pattern
16. Masochistic Personality Disorders: The Aggrieved Pattern

Part V: STRUCTURALLY-DEFECTIVE PERSONALITIES
17. Schizotypal Personality Disorders: The Eccentric Pattern
18. Borderline Personality Disorders: The Unstable Pattern
19. Paranoid Personality Disorders: The Suspicious Pattern
20. Decompensated Personality Disorders: The Terminal Pattern

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