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Disorders of Personality: Introducing a DSM/ICD Spectrum from Normal to Abnormal (Wiley Series on Personality Processes)
 
 

Disorders of Personality: Introducing a DSM/ICD Spectrum from Normal to Abnormal (Wiley Series on Personality Processes) [Kindle Edition]

Theodore Millon
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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)

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"[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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8083 KB
  • Print Length: 1105 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition (8 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004WL8L54
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5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable, comprehensive and illuminating 17 April 2013
By CSR
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The most relevant and comprehensive guide to personality disorders currently available.

It is however a very weighty book. It's big in size and price, and it goes academically deep!

Is this book for you? Hopefully these points will help you decide:

Plus Points:
* Very Comprehensive. Includes historical information, case studies, alternate viewpoints, etc.
* Up to date. Deals effectively with the lack of clarity around DSM5.
* Relatively accessible. It's fairly easy to read, and it is self contained. You can read the book "on it's own" without needing to refer to other books/references the DSM etc.

Minus Points:
* Overly wordy in parts. Some of the introductory chapters are particularly heavy going!
* Requires a certain amount of familiarity with the subject. If you are just starting out in the subject, it might be best to start with something lighter.
* Written prior to the publication of DSM5, which is a good thing only so long as DSM5 remains unpublished!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and readable 18 July 2014
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This book provides a fascinating overview of personality. The author describes each trait along a continuum of healthy to disordered which provides a great deal of insight. Although it is written in a scholarly fashion I found it easy to read. Feel I have a much broader and richer understanding of human personality after tackling this text.
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