A concise guide to personality disorders / by Joel Paris, McGill University.Publisher: Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2015Description: ix, 195 pages ; cm.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781433819810 (hardcover); 1433819813 (hardcover); 9781433819827 (digital : undefined format); 1433819821 (digital : undefined format).Subject(s): Personality Disorders | Personality disordersAdditional physical formats: OriginalDDC classification: 616.85/81 Online resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
part one. General issues -- part two. Specific disorders -- part three. Treatment.
"This book consists of three parts. The first is devoted to general issues about Personality disorders (PDs). Chapter 1 addresses thorny problems of definition and the uncertain boundary between PD and personality. Chapter 2 focuses on the relationships between traits and disorders and assesses the advantages and disadvantages of proposals to revised or replace the DSM system. Chapter 3 examines etiology and risk factors, and Chapter 4 reviews prevalence and outcome. The second part of the book is devoted to specific PD categories: Chapter 5 on antisocial PD, Chapter 6 on BPD, Chapter 7 on narcissistic PD, Chapter 8 on other PDs (schizotypal, schizoid, paranoid, histrionic, avoidant, obsessive-compulsive, dependent, and PD, not otherwise specified). The third part of the book concerns treatment. Chapter 9 examines the efficacy of pharmacotherapy, and Chapter 10 reviews evidence concerning the various psychotherapies developed for PD. Chapter 11 presents a general approach to management, with emphasis on the borderline category. Finally, Chapter 12 summarizes what we know about PD and what we need to find out"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).
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