Now completely revised (over 90% new), this is the authoritative diagnostic manual grounded in psychodynamic clinical models and theories. Explicitly oriented toward case formulation and treatment planning, PDM-2 offers practitioners an empirically based, clinically useful alternative or supplement to DSM and ICD categorical diagnoses. Leading international authorities systematically address personality functioning and psychological problems of infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age, including clear conceptualizations and illustrative case examples. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can find additional case illustrations and download and print five reproducible PDM-derived rating scales in a convenient 8½" x 11" size.
New to This Edition
- Significant revisions to all chapters, reflecting a decade of clinical, empirical, and methodological advances.
- Chapter with extended case illustrations, including complete PDM profiles.
- Separate section on older adults (the first classification system with a geriatric section).
- Extensive treatment of psychotic conditions and the psychotic level of personality organization.
- Greater attention to issues of culture and diversity, and to both the clinician's and patient's subjectivity.
- Chapter on recommended assessment instruments, plus reproducible/downloadable diagnostic tools.
- In-depth comparisons to DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM throughout.
Sponsoring associations include the International Psychoanalytical Association, Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, and five other organizations.
Introduction, Vittorio Lingiardi & Nancy McWilliams
1. Personality Syndromes—P Axis, Nancy McWilliams & Jonathan Shedler
2. Profile of Mental Functioning—M Axis, Vittorio Lingiardi & Robert F. Bornstein
3. Symptom Patterns: The Subjective Experience—S Axis, Emanuela Mundo & John Allison O’Neil
4. Profile of Mental Functioning for Adolescents—MA Axis, Mario Speranza & Nick Midgley
5. Emerging Personality Patterns and Syndromes in Adolescence—PA Axis, Johanna Malone & Norka Malberg
6. The Adolescent Symptom Patterns: The Subjective Experience—SA Axis, Mario Speranza & Nick Midgley
7. Profile of Mental Functioning for Children—MC Axis, Norka Malberg & Larry Rosenberg
8. Emerging Personality Patterns and Difficulties in Childhood—PC Axis, Norka Malberg, Larry Rosenberg, & Johanna Malone
9. Child Symptom Patterns: The Subjective Experience—SC Axis, Norka Malberg & Larry Rosenberg
IV. Infancy and Early Childhood
10. Mental Health and Developmental Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood—IEC 0–3, Anna Maria Speranza & Linda Mayes
V. Later Life
11. Introduction to Part V, Franco Del Corno & Daniel Plotkin
12. Profile of Mental Functioning for the Elderly—ME Axis, Franco Del Corno & Daniel Plotkin
13. Personality Patterns and Syndromes in the Elderly—PE Axis, Franco Del Corno & Daniel Plotkin
14. Symptom Patterns in the Elderly: The Subjective Experience—SE Axis, Franco Del Corno & Daniel Plotkin
VI. Assessment and Clinical Illustrations
15. Assessment within the PDM-2 Framework, Sherwood Waldron, Robert M. Gordon, & Francesco Gazzillo
16. Clinical Illustrations and PDM-2 Profiles, Franco Del Corno, Vittorio Lingiardi, & Nancy McWilliams
Appendix. Psychodiagnostic Charts (PDCs)
Vittorio Lingiardi, MD, is Full Professor of Dynamic Psychology and past Director (2006-2013) of the Clinical Psychology Specialization Program in the Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology of the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy. His research interests include diagnostic assessment and treatment of personality disorders, process-outcome research in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, and gender identity and sexual orientation. He has published widely on these topics, including articles in the American Journal of Psychiatry, World Psychiatry, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and Psychoanalytic Psychology. Dr. Lingiardi is a recipient of the Ralph Roughton Paper Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association.He serves on a steering committee for the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research, and on a scientific committee for the Italian Office against Discrimination.
Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP, is Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and has a private practice in Flemington, New Jersey. She is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology and has authored three classic books on psychotherapy, including the award-winning Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, Second Edition: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process. Dr. McWilliams is an Honorary Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and a former Erikson Scholar at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She is a recipient of the Leadership and Scholarship Awards from Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Hans H. Strupp Award from the Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society, and delivered the Dr. Rosalee G. Weiss Lecture for Outstanding Leaders in Psychology for APA Division 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice). She has demonstrated psychodynamic psychotherapy in three APA educational videos and has spoken at the commencement ceremonies of the Yale University School of Medicine and the Smith College School for Social Work.