Personality Disorders in Modern Life (2nd Edition) by Theodore Millon

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By Theodore Millon

A revision of the prime textbook on character issues via popular specialist Theodore Millon

"Personalities are like impressionistic work. At a distance, everybody is ‘all of a piece’; up shut, every one is a bewildering complexity of moods, cognitions, and motives."
–Theodore Millon

Exploring the continuum from common character qualities to the prognosis and remedy of serious circumstances of character issues, character problems in glossy lifestyles, moment variation is exclusive in its assurance of either vital ancient figures and modern theorists within the box. Its content material spans the entire significant disorders–Antisocial, Avoidant, Depressive, Compulsive, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Paranoid, Schizoid, and Borderline–as good as their many subtypes. recognition to aspect and in-depth dialogue of the subtleties focused on those debilitating character problems make this ebook an awesome spouse to the DSM-IV™.

Fully up to date with the newest learn and concept, this crucial textual content features:

Discussion of the unique medical beneficial properties and developmental roots of character disorders
Balanced insurance of the main theoretical perspectives–biological, psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive, and evolutionary
Individual chapters on all DSM-IV™ character issues and their a number of subtypes and mixtures
Case reviews in the course of the textual content that deliver to lifestyles the various faces of those disorders
Including a brand new evaluate part that singles out behavioral signs thought of to have optimistic predictive energy for the issues, this moment version additionally encompasses a particular specialize in developmental, gender, and cultural matters particular to every affliction. A entire reference appropriate for today’s practitioners, character issues in glossy existence, moment version contains a transparent kind that still makes it a important source for complicated undergraduate and graduate scholars. the main thorough publication of its type, this moment version is a strong, functional source for all trainees and execs in key psychological healthiness fields, reminiscent of psychology, social paintings, and nursing.

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Alternatively, new technologies may make possible observations that are more detailed, more precise, and more abundant than ever before, challenging existing theories to the point that entire fields are sent into chaos. The ready availability of new observations allows testing to progress unfettered, quickening the pace of theory formation in turn. Thus, the science matures. The yield of the Hubble space telescope, for example, is so vast that cosmologists cannot yet assimilate everything their new tool allows.

Normals possess a cohesive, integrated sense of self that psychoanalysts term ego identity. Most of us know who we are, and our sense of self remains constant over time and situation. We know our likes and dislikes, are conscious of certain core values, and know how we are similar to others and yet different from them as well. Individuals with a well-integrated ego identity are said to possess ego strength, the ability to remain integrated in the face of pressure or stress. In addition, normal persons also possess a mature and internalized social or moral value system, the superego, which includes features such as personal responsibility and appropriate self-criticism.

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