This new edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders was developed in response to the continuing and increased activity and progress in the field of personality studies and personality disorders. It offers updated information on those topics that are essential to today's clinicians, from the foundational first section on clinical concepts and etiology, to subsequent sections on treatment; special problems, populations, and settings; and future directions. The book provides the clinical wisdom, scientific rigor, and current treatment information readers expect from a comprehensive text while honoring constructive disagreement by presenting a variety of viewpoints from experts in the field, particularly in the area of classification.
Personality disorders are estimated to occur in over 10% of the general population, with well-documented significance to public health and incalculable impact on individual patients and their families. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders equips clinicians with the most up-to-date research, illustrative case examples, and nuanced analyses, enabling them to provide excellent patient care and to alleviate suffering.
Table of Contents
Contributors. Foreword. Introduction. Personality disorders: recent history
and new directions.
Part I: Clinical Concepts and Etiology. Theories of personality and personality disorders. Articulating a core dimension of personality pathology. Development, attachment, and childhood experiences. Genetics and neurobiology. Prevalence, sociodemographics, and functional impairment. Manifestations, assessment, and differential diagnosis. Course and outcome.
Part II: Treatment. Therapeutic alliance. Psychodynamic psychotherapies and psychoanalysis. Cognitive-behavioral therapy I: basics and principles. Cognitive-behavioral therapy II: specific strategies for personality disorders. Group, family, and couples therapies. Psychoeducation. Somatic treatments. Collaborative treatment. Boundary issues.
Part III: Special Problems, Populations, and Settings. Assessing and managing suicide risk. Substance use disorders. Antisocial personality disorder and other antisocial behavior. Personality disorders in the medical setting. Personality disorders in the military operational environment.
Part IV: Future Directions. Translational research in borderline personality disorder. An alternative model for personality disorders: DSM-5 section III and beyond. Appendix: alternative DSM-5 model for personality disorders. Index.
John M. Oldham, M.D., M.S., is Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff of
The Menninger Clinic; Barbara and Corbin Robertson Jr. Endowed Chair for Personality
Disorders; and Professor and Executive Vice Chair of the Menninger Department
of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston,
Texas. Dr. Oldham is Past President of the American Psychiatric Association.
Andrew E. Skodol, M.D., is Research Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona.
Donna S. Bender, Ph.D., is Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.