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Personality Disorders
Recognition and Clinical Management

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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521029032

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  • Personality disorders consist of long-term patterns of maladaptive behaviour which have a generally unrecognised importance in clinical practice. However, personality disorders are the origins of many medical consultations and social ills, including substance abuse, alcoholism, self-harm, suicide, neglect of children, criminality and HIV transmission. In a comprehensive summary and evaluation of the clinical literature, this book seeks to dispel the myth that personality disorder is simply a category for those problem individuals for whom nothing can be done. With detailed coverage of recognition, assessment and management, Drs Dowson and Grounds provide a co-ordinated empirically-based account of those aspects of personality disorders which are of relevance to psychiatrists and allied disciplines, including clinical psychologists, social workers, criminologists, specialist nurses and primary care physicians.

    • Comprehensive and up-to-date detailed account including critical evaluation
    • Ideal handbook for all those encountering personality disorders, emphasis on clinical management strategies
    • Includes comparison of ICD and DSM categorisation for each disorder
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    'This book is a tremendous outing for that enfant terrible of psychiatry, personality disorder.' Bill Fulford, The Times Higher Education Supplement

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    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521029032
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 155 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.593kg
    • contains: 10 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Recognition:
    1. Personality disorders: basic concepts and clinical overview
    2. Specified personality disorders: clinical features
    3. Personality disorders: less specific clinical presentations and epidemiology
    4. Longitudinal aspects of personality disorders
    5. Assessment of personality disorders
    Part II. Clinical Management:
    6. Drugs and other physical treatments
    7. Psychological management
    8. Group psychotherapies
    9. Management of offenders with personality disorders
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    Jonathan H. Dowson, University of Cambridge

    Adrian T. Grounds, University of Cambridge

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