The leading reference on personality disorders and their treatment, this authoritative ebook, Handbook of Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 2nd edition, (PDF) is now significantly revised with 80% new content reflecting very important advances in the field. Preeminent experts provide in-depth coverage of conceptual and taxonomic issues, psychopathology, epidemiology and longitudinal course, etiology and development, and specific diagnoses. Diagnostic issues are explored and available assessment instruments discussed. All available evidence-based treatments are reviewed in consistently organized chapters that cover theoretical and empirical foundations as well as clinical strategies, facilitating comparison of the various approaches.
New to This 2nd Edition
*Critically examines DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.
*Integrative section introductions by the editors.
*Incorporates more than 15 years of major research advances; includes 21 chapters on new topics.
*Chapters on longitudinal studies, dimensional models, and personality pathology in children and adolescents.
*Chapters on specific diagnoses: borderline, antisocial/psychopathic, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
*Chapters on additional treatments–mentalization-based treatment, transference-based psychotherapy, schema-focused therapy, and systems training for emotional predictability and problem-solving.