The Essential Guide to Overcoming Avoidant Personality Disorder

The Essential Guide to Overcoming Avoidant Personality Disorder

by Martin Kantor MD


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Emphasizing diagnosis, causality, and holistic treatment, this is the only book offering a full discussion of Avoidant Personality Disorder for therapists and sufferers.

Avoidant Personality Disorder (AvPD) is an extremely widespread, devastating disorder that generally goes unrecognized or misrepresented by what little scientific literature there is on the topic. Therapists are left mystified about how to diagnose and treat it, and patients and other sufferers are at a loss as to what is wrong and how to go about correcting it.

The Essential Guide to Overcoming Avoidant Personality Disorder is the only book available to guide both patients and those trying to help them. This thorough and much-needed volume explores the development of AvPD and presents a holistic view of its causes from the psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal perspectives. It offers an extensive section on diagnostic criteria that will be useful to sufferers and therapists, and it discusses the various therapies for AvPD. Finally, and perhaps most critically, the book provides a section intended as a guide for psychiatrists—and a self-help guide for sufferers—including a day-by-day, one-step-at-a-time, monthly guide on how to overcome AvPD.

• A resource section acts as a guide for therapists and a self-help manual for sufferers

• A bibliography lists the basic literature on AvPD

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313377525
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/26/2010
Pages: 229
Sales rank: 756,598
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Martin Kantor, MD, is a Harvard psychiatrist who has been in full private practice in Boston and New York City.

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