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The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders

The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders

by Thomas Widiger (Editor)


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On the cusp of newest edition of the DSM, the field of personality disorders is thriving and productive. This is certainly a time of major transition for the classification, study, and treatment of personality disorders, as the personality disorders section of the DSM is undergoing major revision, leaving researchers and clinicians to wonder whether their area of specialty in the field of personality disorders will be retained, deleted, or revised in DSM-5.

In advance of DSM-5, The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders provides a summary of the latest information concerning the diagnosis, assessment, construct validity, etiology, pathology, and treatment of personality disorders. Bringing together contributions from leading scholars, researchers, and clinicians from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, this volume includes:

- Chapters devoted to personality disorders proposed for retention in DSM-5
- Chapters concerning personality disorders that are slated for deletion
- Chapters concerning three that have never obtained or had previously lost official recognition (i.e. passive-aggressive, depressive, and racist)
- Chapters authored by members of the DSM-5 Personality Disorders Work Group, which succinctly outline and explain the proposals, as well as chapters by authors who raise significant questions and concerns (often differing) about these proposals
- Special coverage of largely neglected areas of investigation (i.e. childhood antecedents of personality disorder, cross-cultural validity)
- Controversial areas for the DSM, such as schizotypal personality disorder, narcissism, depressive personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, and dimensional classification

In this time of transition, scholarship on personality disorders is proliferating, making this comprehensive, timely handbook the perfect resource for students, researchers, and clinical psychologists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199735013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/13/2012
Series: Oxford Library of Psychology
Pages: 864
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

Thomas A. Widiger, Ph.D., is T. Marshall Hahn Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky.

Table of Contents

1. Preface
Thomas A. Widiger

Part One: Introduction and Clinical Description

2. Historical Developments and Current Issues
Thomas A. Widiger

3. Diagnosis and DSM-5: Work in Progress
Andrew Skodol

4. The Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality: A Useful Tool for Diagnosis and Classification of Personality Disorder
Eunyoe Ro, Deborah Stringer, and Lee Anna Clark

5. An Integration of Normal and Abnormal Personality: The Five-Factor Model
Thomas A. Widiger, Douglas B. Samuel, Stephanie Mullins-Sweatt, Whitney L. Gore, and Cristina Crego

6. Assessment of Personality disorders and Related Traits: Bridging DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5
Joshua D. Miller, Lauren Few, and Thomas A. Widiger

Part Two: Construct Validity

7. Behavior and Molecular Genetics of Personality Disorders
Susan C. South, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, Nicholas R. Eaton, and Robert F. Krueger

8. Childhood Antecedents of Personality Disorders
Filip De Fruyt and Barbara De Clercq

9. Epidemiology
Svenn Torgersen

10. Gender and Personality Disorders
Thomas F. Oltmanns and Abigail D. Powers

11. Axis II Comorbidity
Timothy J. Trull, Emily M. Scheiderer, and Rachel L. Tomko

12. The Relationship of Personality Disorders and Axis I Clinical Disorders
Paul S. Links, Jamal Y Ansari, Fatima Fazalullasha, and Ravi Shah

13. Cultural Aspects of Personality Disorder
Roger T. Mulder

14. Course of Personality Disorder
Leslie C. Morey and Justin K. Meyer

Part Three: Psychopathology

15. Neurobiological Contributions
Panos Roussos and Larry J. Siever

16. Cognitive Contributions to Personality Disorder
Jill Lobbestael and Arnoud Arntz

17. Psychodynamic Models of Personality Disorders
Peter Fonagy and Patrick Luyten

18. A Contemporary Interpersonal Model of Personality Pathology and Personality Disorder
Aaron L. Pincus and Christopher J. Hopwood

19. Pathology of Personality Disorder: An Integrative Perspective
Joel Paris

Part Four: Individual Personality Disorders

20. Borderline Personality Disorder
Jill M. Hooley, Sadie H. Cole, and Stephanie Gironde

21. Schizotypal Personality Disorder: An Integrative Review
Thomas R. Kwapil and Neus Barrantes-Vidal

22. Psychopathy
Robert D. Hare, Craig S. Neumann, and Thomas A. Widiger

23. Dependent Personality Disorder
Robert F. Bornstein

24. Narcissistic Personality Disorder: The Diagnostic Process
Elsa Ronningstam

25. Avoidant Personality Disorder, Traits, and Type
Charles A. Sanislow, Katelin da Cruz, May O. Gianoli, and Elizabeth Reagan

26. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
Jack Samuels and Paul T. Costa

27. Paranoid and Schizoid Personality Disorders
Christopher J. Hopwood and Katherine M. Thomas

28. The Death of Histrionic Personality Disorder
Roger K. Blashfield, Shannon M. Reynolds, and Bethany Stennett

29. Depressive Personality Disorder
R. Michael Bagby, Chris Watson, and Andrew G. Ryder

30. The Alexithymia Personality Dimension
Graeme J. Taylor and R. Michael Bagby

31. Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder: The Demise of a Syndrome
Scott Wetzler and Anita Jose

32. Racism and Pathological Bias as a Co-Occurring Problem in Diagnosis and Assessment
Carl C. Bell and Edward Dunbar

Part Five: Treatment

33. Psychopharmacology of Personality Disorders
Kenneth R. Silk and Louis Feurino, III

34. Cognitive Therapy for Personality Disorders
Robert L. Leahy and Lata K. McGinn

35. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders
John C. Markowitz

36. Mentalization Based Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
Anthony W. Bateman and Peter Fonagy

37. Dialectical Behavior Therapy of Borderline and Other Personality Disorders
Thomas R. Lynch and Prudence F. Cuper

Part Six: Conclusions

38. Future Directions of Personality Disorder
Thomas A. Widiger

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