Personality Disorders

A Practical Guide
Personality Disorders 9780781794015
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Publication Date: Jun 8, 2009
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This new addition to the Practical Guides in Psychiatry series is a clinically oriented pocket guide to diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders. Using the conversational style and case vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Berman addresses every category of personality disorder. The first section discusses the various types of personality disorders. The second section discusses those that coexist with other major psychiatric disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder. The third section focuses specifically on treatment issues. Among the issues discussed are how gender, culture, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, somatoform disorders, and medical conditions intersect with personality disorders.

The Practical Guides in Psychiatry series provides quick, concise information for professionals on the front lines of mental health care. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, these invaluable resources take you through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering fast facts and helpful strategies that help you provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.

Features

--Key points
--Patient vignettes
--Smooth, first-person writing style, consistent with the series objective

About the Author(s)

  • Carol W Berman MD
  • Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

Specs

  • Product Format: Softbound
  • ISBN: 9780781794015
  • Trim Size: 4.25 x 7.125
  • Pages: 208
  • Pub Date: Jun 8, 2009

Table of contents

THE PERSONALITY DISORDER

General Considerations

Paranoid Personality Disorder

Schizoid Personality Disorder

Antisocial Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

Histrionic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Avoidant Personality Disorder

Dependent Personality Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

Personality Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified

Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder

Self-Defeating Personality Disorder

AXIS I INTERSECTING AXIS II

Personality Disorders and Major Depression

Personality Disorders and Bipolar Disorder

Personality Disorders and Panic Attacks

Personality Disorders and Schizophrenia

Personality Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Personality Disorders and ADHD

Personality Disorders and Dementia

Personality Disorders and Eating Disorders

TREATMENT ISSUES

Cluster A Clues

Cluster B Clues

Cluster C Clues

Gender Benders

It's Just Culture

Personality Disorders and Substance Abuse

Personality Disorders, PTSD and Somatoform Disorders

Personality Disorders and a Medical Condition

Dimensional Models

Do They Ever Change?