Personality Disorders in Modern Life (Google eBook)
John Wiley & Sons, Nov 8, 2004 - Psychology - 610 pages
A revision of the leading textbook on personality disorders by renowned expert Theodore Millon
"Personalities are like impressionistic paintings. At a distance, each person is 'all of a piece'; up close, each is a bewildering complexity of moods, cognitions, and motives."
Exploring the continuum from normal personality traits to the diagnosis and treatment of severe cases of personality disorders, Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Edition is unique in its coverage of both important historical figures and contemporary theorists in the field. Its content spans all the major disorders-Antisocial, Avoidant, Depressive, Compulsive, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Paranoid, Schizoid, and Borderline-as well as their many subtypes. Attention to detail and in-depth discussion of the subtleties involved in these debilitating personality disorders make this book an ideal companion to the DSM-IV(TM).
Fully updated with the latest research and theory, this important text features: Discussion of the distinctive clinical features and developmental roots of personality disordersBalanced coverage of the major theoretical perspectives-biological, psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive, and evolutionaryIndividual chapters on all DSM-IV(TM) personality disorders and their several subtypes and mixturesCase studies throughout the text that bring to life the many faces of these disorders
Including a new assessment section that singles out behavioral indicators considered to have positive predictive power for the disorders, this Second Edition also includes a special focus on developmental, gender, and cultural issues specific to each disorder. A comprehensive reference suitable for today's practitioners, Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Edition features a clear style that also makes it a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The most thorough book of its kind, this Second Edition is a powerful, practical resource for all trainees and professionals in key mental health fields, such as psychology, social work, and nursing.
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I read this book around 3 months ago in public library. I must say it is a great book about disordered personality patterns. I read the chapters from a library and it has great depth and breadth of coverage and solid advices. It helps a person understand the various different interpretations of the personality problems, reason for their development to different approaches to breaking the pattern of disordered behaviour. Being able to trace how the personality developed really helps in understanding why different approaches to the solution would work.
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This is a psychology textbook. The fantastic thing is, I can read and enjoy it... from outside the discipline. My background is engineering. But man, I LOVE this book. :) Being outside the discipline ... Read full review
Chapter 2 Personality Disorders Contemporary Perspectives
Chapter 3 Development of Personality Disorders
Chapter 4 Assessment and Therapy of the Personality Disorders
Chapter 5 The Antisocial Personality
Chapter 6 The Avoidant Personality
Chapter 7 The ObsessiveCompulsive Personality
Chapter 8 The Dependent Personality
Chapter 9 The Histrionic Personality
Chapter 10 The Narcissistic Personality