The leading reference on personality disorders and their treatment, this authoritative work is now significantly revised with 80% new content reflecting important advances in the field. Preeminent experts provide in-depth coverage of conceptual and taxonomic issues, psychopathology, epidemiology and longitudinal course, etiology and development, and specific diagnoses. Diagnostic issues are explored and available assessment instruments discussed. All available evidence-based treatments are reviewed in consistently organized chapters that cover theoretical and empirical foundations as well as clinical strategies, facilitating comparison of the various approaches.
New to This EditionIncorporates more than 15 years of major research advances; includes 21 chapters on new topics. Critically examines DSM-5 diagnostic criteria. Chapters on additional treatmentsmental solicitation-based treatment, schema-focused therapy, transference-based psychotherapy, and systems training for emotional predictability and problem solving. Chapters on cutting-edge topics such as dimensional models, longitudinal studies, and personality pathology in children and adolescents. Chapters on specific diagnoses: antisocial/psychopathic, borderline, and obsessivecompulsive personality disorder. Integrative section introductions by the editors.
AUDIENCE: Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, counselors, and psychiatric nurses.
COURSE USE: May serve as a text in graduate-level courses in personality disorders.