Personality Disorders: Elements, History, Examples, and Research, 1st Edition

  • Vera Sonja Maass
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  • ISBN-10: 1440860467
  • ISBN-13: 9781440860461
  • DDC: 616.85
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This book systematically explores 10 personality disorders. Each chapter presents a comprehensive and in-depth picture of a particular disorder and its effects, not only on those who suffer from it but also on family, friends, and colleagues as well as the community at large. Chapters focus on important parameters such as symptoms, diagnosis, incidence, history, development, causes, effects, and costs. Relevant case histories and Up Close sections illustrate how the disorder may manifest in different environments and reveal how the disorder can affect a person's interactions within society, at work, and in personal relationships. Research and theories about each particular disorder are also included. Every chapter closes with a discussion of various treatment approaches and a brief list of references, providing for a meaningful presentation for readers at the undergraduate student level and beyond.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Antisocial Personality Disorder.
2: Avoidant Personality Disorder.
3: Borderline Personality Disorder.
4: Dependent Personality Disorder.
5: Histrionic Personality Disorder.
6: Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
7: Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder.
8: Paranoid Personality Disorder.
9: Schizoid Personality Disorder.
10: Schizotypal Personality Disorder.
About the Author.