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1st Edition

Personality Disorders

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ISBN 9780415385190
Published June 14, 2007 by Psychology Press
272 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This comprehensive evidence-based book provides a broad and in-depth coverage of personality disorders across a variety of patient groups and treatment settings. Emmelkamp and Kamphuis bring together research examining psychological and biological variables that may play a role in the development of personality disorders. This book explores:

  • Descriptions of personality disorders
  • Diagnosis and assessment
  • Epidemiology and course
  • Aetiology
  • Treatment strategies.

Illustrated throughout with clinical vignettes, as well as scholarly reviews, Personality Disorders offers excellent coverage on all aspects of personality disorder, and will be extremely informative for students and practitioners alike.

Table of Contents

Description of Personality Disorder. Diagnosis and Assessment. Epidemiology and Course. Biological and Psychological Theories. The Anxious/Inhibited Personality Disorders. Borderline Personality Disorder. Dramatic/Erratic Personality Disorders. Antisocial Personality Disorder and Psychopathy. Schizotypal, Schizoid and Paranoid Personality Disorders.

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Paul M. G. Emmelkamp is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Amsterdam.

Jan Henk Kamphuis is Associate Professor of Clinical Personality Assessment at the University of Amsterdam.


"The Dutch nation has influenced a large part of the earth's surface through their ingenuity and industry. Emmelkamp and Kamphuis join these worthy pioneers by this magisterial exposition of developments in personality disorders. Their coverage is comprehensive, their interpretations insightful and their analysis profound. They convey all the excitement and novelty of a young subject that is bursting with energy and demonstrating a tremendous impact in mental health that no-one can sensibly ignore." - Peter Tyrer, Professor of Community Psychiatry, Imperial College, London, UK