of Personality: DSM-IV and Beyond
by Theodore Millon and Roger D. Davis
Published by Wiley,
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
- 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