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Personality Disorders

Current Research and Treatments, 1st Edition

Edited by James Reich, M.D., MPH


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As with a number of specific areas in the medical professions, the field of personality disorders has experienced a period of rapid growth and development over the past decade. This volume is designed to offer the student, practitioner and researcher with a single source for the most up-to-date research and treatment writing on a variety of specific areas within the field.

Table of Contents

Introduction James Reich Part I: Research. State and Trait in Personality Disorders, Reich. The Structure and Etiology of Borderline Pathology, Livesley. The Biology of Borderline Personality Disorder: Recent Findings and Future Approaches to the Study of Impulsive Aggression and Affective Instability, Resnick, Goodman, New, Siever. The Interference of Sustained Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Development of Borderline Personality Disorder: A Neurobiological Perspective, Rinne. Personality Disorders and the Course and Outcome of Substance Abuse: A Selective Review of the 1984-2004 Literature. Per Vaglum Part II: Treatment. Drug Treatment of Personality Disorder Traits, Reich. Cognitive Therapy for Clients with Personality Disorders and Co-morbid Axis I Psychopathology, Bernstein. Chronic Depression and Personality Disorders, Silk, Mayman. Family Intervention In The Treatment of Personality Disorder and Issues of Compliance, Glick, Mullen. Part III: Trends for the Future. Towards DSM-V: Questions and Controversies, Silk.

About the Editor

James Reich, M.D., MPH, is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California Medical Center at San Francisco and an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Reich, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, has also served as a Consultant to the State of California Corrections Department, and as a reviewer at a number of scholarly and professional journals. Dr. Reich is the Founder and Past President of the Association for Research in Personality Disorders (ARPD).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Personality