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Author Dowson, Jonathan H.

Title Personality disorders : recognition and clinical management / Jonathan H. Dowson, Adrian T. Grounds
Published Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1995


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 MELB  616.858 Dow/Pdr  AVAILABLE
Description Electronic book
xii, 400 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Personality disorders: basic concepts and clinical overview -- 2. Specified personality disorders: clinical features -- 3. Personality disorders: less specific clinical presentations and epidemiology -- 4. Longitudinal aspects of personality disorders -- 5. Assessment of personality disorders -- 6. Drugs and other physical treatments -- 7. Psychological management -- 8. Group psychotherapies -- 9. Management of offenders with personality disorders
Summary With detailed coverage of recognition, assessment and management, Drs Dowson and Grounds provide a co-ordinated empirically-based account of those aspects of personality disorders which are of relevance to psychiatrists and allied disciplines, including clinical psychologists, social workers, criminologists, specialist nurses and primary care physicians. It describes how many individuals with personality disorders can be helped by health care services
Although the long-term patterns of problem-behaviour that form personality disorders are part of the major classifications of disease, they have a generally unrecognized importance in clinical practice. These disorders are the origins of many medical consultations and social ills, perhaps associated with self-harm, suicide, neglect of children, criminality, alcohol and drug abuse, HIV transmission and 'accidents'. In a comprehensive summary and evaluation of the clinical literature, this book seeks to dispel the myth that personality disorder is simply a category for those problem individuals for whom nothing can be done
Analysis Personality disorders
Notes Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Dec 2011)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 340-385) and index
Subject Personality disorders -- Diagnosis.
Personality disorders -- Treatment.
Personality disorders.
Personality Disorders -- diagnosis.
Personality Disorders -- therapy.
Personality Disorders -- diagnosis.
Personality Disorders -- therapy.
Author Grounds, Adrian.
LC no. 94040749
ISBN 0521450497 (hc)