Personality Disorders in Modern Life
Wiley, Nov 8, 2004 - Psychology - 610 pages
A revision of the leading textbook on personality disorders byrenowned expert Theodore Millon
"Personalities are like impressionistic paintings. At adistance, each person is 'all of a piece'; up close, each is abewildering complexity of moods, cognitions, and motives."
Exploring the continuum from normal personality traits to thediagnosis and treatment of severe cases of personality disorders,Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Edition is unique inits coverage of both important historical figures and contemporarytheorists in the field. Its content spans all the majordisorders-Antisocial, Avoidant, Depressive, Compulsive, Histrionic,Narcissistic, Paranoid, Schizoid, and Borderline-as well as theirmany subtypes. Attention to detail and in-depth discussion of thesubtleties involved in these debilitating personality disordersmake this book an ideal companion to the DSM-IV(TM).
Fully updated with the latest research and theory, thisimportant text features:
Including a new assessment section that singles out behavioralindicators considered to have positive predictive power for thedisorders, this Second Edition also includes a special focus ondevelopmental, gender, and cultural issues specific to eachdisorder. A comprehensive reference suitable for today'spractitioners, Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Editionfeatures a clear style that also makes it a valuable resource foradvanced undergraduate and graduate students. The most thoroughbook of its kind, this Second Edition is a powerful, practicalresource for all trainees and professionals in key mental healthfields, such as psychology, social work, and nursing.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nlaurent - LibraryThing
The only thing that would make this comprehensive theory of persoality better would be more research done on "normal" or non-clinical populations. Read full review
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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