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Disorders of Personality: Introducing a DSM/ICD Spectrum from Normal to Abnormal, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-89101-8
912 pages
April 2011
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Now in its Third Edition, this book clarifies the distinctions between the vast array of personality disorders and helps clinicians make accurate diagnoses. It has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the changes in the forthcoming DSM-5. Using the classification scheme he pioneered, Dr. Millon guides clinicians through the intricate maze of personality disorders, with special attention to changes in their conceptualization over the last decade. Extensive new research is included, as well as the incorporation of over 50 new illustrative and therapeutically detailed cases. This is every mental health professional's essential volume to fully understanding personality.
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Preface.

Part I Historical, Theoretical, and Methodological Foundations.

1 Historical, Modern, and Contemporary Approaches to Personology.

2 Sources of Personologic and Psychopathologic Development.

3 Clinical Methods and Instruments of Personalized Assessment.

4 Logic and Modalities of Personalized Psychotherapy.

5 Classification Considerations, DSM-V Prelims and Proposals for Personology

Part II Interpersonally Imbalanced Spectra.

6 Deferential Styles, Attached Types, Dependent Disorders: The DAD Spectrum.

7 Sociable Styles, Pleasuring Types, Histrionic Disorders. The SPH Spectrum.

8 Confident Styles, Egotistic Types, Narcissistic Disorders. The CEN Spectrum.

9 Aggrandizing Styles, Devious Types, Antisocial Disorders, the ADA Spectrum.

Part III Intrapsychically Conflicted Spectra.

10 Reliable Styles, Constricted Types, Compulsive Disorders. The RCC Spectrum.

11 Discontented Styles, Resentful Types,Negativistic Disorders, the DRN Spectrum.

12 Abused Styles, Aggrieved Types, Masochistic Disorders: the AAM Spectrum.

13 Assertive Styles, Denigrating Types, Sadistic Disorders. The ADS Spectrum.

Part IV Emotionally Extreme Spectra.

14 Apathetic Styles, Asocial Types, Schizoid Disorders. The AAS Spectrum.

15 Shy Styles, Reticent Types, Avoidant Disorders. The SRA Spectrum.

16 Dejected Styles, Forlorn Types, Melancholic Disorders. The DFM Spectrum.

17 Ebullient Styles, Exuberant Types, Turbulent Disorders. The EET Spectrum.

Part V Structurally Defective Spectra.

18 Eccentric Styles, Schizotypal Types, Schizophrenic Disorders. The ESS Spectrum.

19 Unstable Styles, Borderline Types,Cyclophrenic Disorders. The UBC Spectrum.

20 Mistrustful Styles, Paranoid Types, Paraphrenic Disorders. The MPP Spectrum.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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"The current text, Disorders of Personality: Introducing a DSM/ICD Spectrum from Normal to Abnormal, is the third edition of this classic within the field of personality disorder. Millon's greatest skill is his scholarly acumen, and this is on full display within this rich, erudite volume. If clinicians, scholars, or researchers whish to know anything about the history of personality disorder classification, the first place to look would be this book. It is likely that all questions will be answered.... This third edition does include new material. Millon has further developed his evolutionary theoretical model, he has added discussions of 50 new therapy cases, he indicates the normal variants of each personality disorder, he includes a dimensional schema of traits for therapeutic planning, and he even introduces a completely new personality disorder diagnosis: the ebullient/exuberant/turbulent personality type.... The strength of this text is in its coverage of the far past and recent history of personality disorder conceptualization and classification, and that does not change much. Plus, to Millon's credit, although he presents these volumes as companions to a respective edition to the diagnostic manual, he has not revised his nomenclature simply to conform to what is included in the DSM. He continued to endorse the passive-aggressive and sadistic personality disorders when they were removed, and now he continues to endorse the histrionic, paranoid, and schizoid personality disorders." —Thomas A. Widiger (PsycCRITIQUES, September 28, 2011, Vol. 56, No. 39, Article 1)

"[This third edition] goes beyond previous editions in its breadth and depth of understanding, representing a crowning achievement in Millon's already unparalleled career. Essential reading for all researchers and practitioners who seek to understand personality and its relevance to contemporary clinical problems."
—Robert F. Krueger, PhD, Hathaway Distinguished Professor Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota

"This a masterly and erudite volume. Beautifully written by one of the most respected scholars in the field, it provides an authoritative and encyclopaedic overview of all aspects of personality disorder. At the same time, Dr. Millon provides an elegant and integrative theoretical structure that enriches our understanding of personality pathology. This stimulating volume is an essential resource for anyone wishing to treat, study, or understand these complex disorders."
John Livesley, M.D., PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, The University of British Columbia

"The third edition of Millon's classic text, Disorders of Personality, is a scholarly, comprehensive masterpiece. Wonderfully organized, the book links normal styles with specific pathological styles, while teaching us about the major thinkers in the personality field. Millon is a towering figure among these experts, and this new edition of his voice of wisdom is welcome indeed."
John M. Oldham, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff The Menninger Clinic, President-Elect, American Psychiatric Association

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