W. John Livesley, Roseann Larstone
The Guilford Press; 2nd edition
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.