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Author Dobbert, Duane L.

Title Understanding personality disorders : an introduction / Duane L. Dobbert.

Imprint Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2010, ©2007.


Location Call No. Status
 Southington Library - Adult  616.858 DOB    DUE 05-10-16 Billed
Edition Rowman & Littlefield [pbk.] ed.
Description xiv, 149 pages ; 23 cm
Note Originally published in hardcover in 2007 by Praeger Publishers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-146) and index.
Contents Introduction to the personality disorders -- Paranoid personality disorder -- Schizoid personality disorder -- Schizotypal personality disorder -- Conduct disorder -- Antisocial personality disorder -- Borderline personality disorder -- Histrionic personality disorder -- Narcissistic personality disorder -- Avoidant personality disorder -- Dependent personality disorder -- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) -- Severity, comorbidity, and blend -- Theoretical perspectives.
Summary This book concisely explains major personality disorders and illustrates each with examples from daily life. Misdiagnosed, misunderstood and oftentimes entirely overlooked, the obscurity surrounding personality disorders can debilitate as much as the disorders themselves. Using case study examples throughout, this book illustrates the nature and reality of personality disorders and how they play out in the daily lives of those living with them as well as their family members, coworkers, and friends. By explaining the warning signs along with how such disorders might develop, the author demonstrates how personality disorders can be effectively addressed and treated. Distinguishing between the accepted psychological criteria for disorders and the everyday upsets that some might wrongfully determine to be personality disorders, he carefully outlines the contours of such disorders and how to recognize and address them when they arise. He offers the reader a clear, succinct, and careful overview of the various disorders and what they mean for all those affected by them.
Subject Personality disorders.
Psychology, Pathological.
Personality disorders. (OCoLC)fst01058742
Psychology, Pathological. (OCoLC)fst01081609
ISBN 9781442206960 (pbk.)
1442206969 (pbk.)
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