By Theodore Millon
A revision of the top textbook on character issues by means of well known professional Theodore Millon
"Personalities are like impressionistic work. At a distance, everybody is ‘all of a piece’; up shut, every one is a bewildering complexity of moods, cognitions, and motives."
Exploring the continuum from general character features to the prognosis and remedy of serious instances of character problems, character issues in smooth existence, moment version is exclusive in its insurance of either vital ancient figures and modern theorists within the box. Its content material spans the entire significant disorders–Antisocial, Avoidant, Depressive, Compulsive, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Paranoid, Schizoid, and Borderline–as good as their many subtypes. consciousness to element and in-depth dialogue of the subtleties taken with those debilitating character problems make this e-book an incredible better half to the DSM-IV™.
Fully up to date with the most recent examine and concept, this crucial textual content features:
Discussion of the precise scientific beneficial properties and developmental roots of character disorders
Balanced insurance of the main theoretical perspectives–biological, psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive, and evolutionary
Individual chapters on all DSM-IV™ character problems and their a number of subtypes and mixtures
Case experiences in the course of the textual content that carry to existence the various faces of those disorders
Including a brand new evaluation part that singles out behavioral symptoms thought of to have optimistic predictive strength for the problems, this moment version additionally contains a specified specialize in developmental, gender, and cultural matters particular to every ailment. A entire reference compatible for today’s practitioners, character problems in sleek lifestyles, moment version incorporates a transparent type that still makes it a necessary source for complex undergraduate and graduate scholars. the main thorough e-book of its type, this moment version is a robust, sensible source for all trainees and execs in key psychological future health fields, corresponding to psychology, social paintings, and nursing.
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Yet, Adler is regarded as psychodynamic, and Sullivan is regarded as interpersonal. Even so, contemporary interpersonal theory has advanced so far that Sullivan sometimes looks analytic in contrast. Understanding the open nature of social sciences and how they evolve may seem tangential, but in fact, it is fundamental to understanding personality and its disorders. Each perspective contributes different parts to personality, but personality is not just about parts. Instead, personality is the patterning of characteristics across the entire matrix of the individual.
Many such characteristics are sociobiological. These exist because genetic recombination could not exist in the absence of sexuality. As a prerequisite for evolution, we are gendered beings who seek to maximize the representation of our own genes in the gene pool. For the most part, the influence is subtle, but even among human beings, males tend to be more aggressive, dominant, and territorial, and females tend to be more caring, nurturant, and social. Such tendencies are only weakly expressed among normals, but some personality disorders do caricature their sex-role stereotype, notably the antisocial and narcissistic personalities among males and the dependent and histrionic personalities among females.
The character types described by Kernberg vary somewhat from those of the DSM-IV. The neurotic level includes the depressive-masochistic, obsessive-compulsive, and hysterical personalities. The depressive-masochistic character, for example, derives primarily from reaction formation, that is, the tendency to do the opposite of unconscious wishes. Thus, the tendency is to deprive or sabotage oneself, rather than indulge what would otherwise be pleasurable or satisfying. In contrast, the hysterical personality is more obviously sexual, exhibiting a superficial provocativeness but with underlying sexual inhibition.
Personality Disorders in Modern Life (2nd Edition) by Theodore Millon