Personality Disorders

People suffering from personality disorders experience a mental disorder that effects their overall thoughts, behaviour, well-being, work-home-family life and interpersonal relationships. It is common for anyone, at any time to experience a range of emotions, including fear, anger, excitement, and even anxiety. However, those who have the traits of personality disorders will experience far more unstable and severe patterns of behaviour, include hostility, irritability, fearfulness, or an impulsive, manipulative, emotional or violent nature. In the case of personality disorders, these behaviours are intense, and at times, can accompany drug or alcohol use, eating disorders, sexual disorders or suicidal thoughts or attempts. Are you questioning if your own behaviour, or that of a child, friend, or family member, resembles that of a personality disorder? Are you looking for resources to help you diagnose or form a treatment plan? Or information, guidance, or community support to help you face challenges brought on by a personality disorder? We are here to provide you with the resources you need.

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Personality Disorders

A Practical Guide

This new addition to the Practical Guides in Psychiatry series is a clinically oriented pocket guide to diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders. Using the conversational style and case vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Berman addresses every category of personality disorder. The first section discusses the various types of personality disorders. The second section discusses those that coexist with other major psychiatric disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder. The third section focuses specifically on treatment issues. Among the issues discussed are how gender, culture, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, somatoform disorders, and medical conditions intersect with personality disorders. The Practical Guides in Psychiatry series provides quick, concise information for professionals on the front lines of mental health care. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, these invaluable resources take you through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering fast facts and helpful strategies that help you provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.

Severe Personality Disorders

Psychotherapeutic Strategies

In this important book, one of the world's foremost psychoanalysts provides the clinician with tools to diagnose and treat severe cases of personality disorder, including borderline and narcissistic structures. Dr. Kernberg not only describes techniques he has found useful in clinical practice but also further develops theories formulated in his previous work and critically reviews other recent contributions. "A splendid book . . . of great value for anyone involved in psychotherapy with patients suffering from one or another variety of personality disorder, as well as for anyone who is teaching or doing research in this field. . . . An outstandingly fine and valuable book.--Harold F. Searles, M.D., Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease "Kernberg is a synthesizing, creative eclectic on the contemporary psychoanalytic and psychodynamic scene, broadly based in theory and in practice, a powerful intelligence, a prolific writer, and a man of ideas....This is a challenging and provocative book."--Alan A. Stone, M.D., American Journal of Psychiatry "A major work that brings together in one volume a host of clinical insights into people with a variety of severe personality disorders.... Anyone who has attempted to work with patients with severe personality disorders will be rewarding by studying this book." --Robert D. Gillman, Psychoanalytic Quarterly

A Therapist's Guide to the Personality Disorders

The Masterson Approach: A Handbook and Workbook

Contributors from the Masterson Institute introduce the fundamental concepts, theories, and treatment approaches of James F. Masterson, synthesizing the material of his 14 books and many articles. The second part is a workbook in the form of a questionnaire to enable practitioners to apply the skill

Personality Disorders

Discusses the diagnosis, effects, and treatment of various personality disorders, including antisocial, histrionic, dependent, and aggressive personality disorders.

Understanding Personality Disorders

People with personality disorders are all around us, though many times we're not aware of those who are overly paranoid, obsessive-compulsive, antisocial, or overly dependent until it's too late. Indeed, many sufferers aren't aware themselves of their disorders and often go undiagnosed and untreated, leading to problems in their personal and professional lives. Here, Dobbert offers an introduction to the most common personality disorders, and a guide for those who work, live, or come in contact with sufferers on a daily basis.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders

A Clinical Handbook

This book includes the work of 22 contributing writers in addition to the three primary authors, John F. Clarkin, Ph.D., Peter Fonagy, Ph.D., and Glen O. Gabbard, M.D. Each contributor has extensive clinical experience, and some also have research experience, with the assessment and treatment of specific personality disorders.

Personality Disorders

Explores today's most common psychological disorders by examining their symptoms, causes, and effects; highlights the brain chemistry behind the disorders; and demonstrates how various treatments affect the brain to help ease or eliminate symptoms.

Social Factors in the Personality Disorders

A Biopsychosocial Approach to Etiology and Treatment

This book explains the personality disorders and their treatment in terms of a broad biopsychosocial model.

Handbook of Personality Disorders

Theory, Research, and Treatment

This authoritative work comprehensively reviews what is known about personality disorders, including vital information to guide clinical decision making. Leading experts synthesize contemporary thinking about the classification, etiologies, and development of these complex disorders. Diagnostic issues are explored, and available assessment instruments are discussed. The Handbook provides in-depth coverage of all commonly used psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatments, with particular attention to the empirical evidence for each approach. Also addressed are special treatment modalities, such as day programs and group therapy, and forensic issues.

Borderline Personality Disorder

A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious personality disorder marked by extreme, fluctuating emotions, black-and-white thinking, problems with interpersonal relationships, and in extreme cases, self-harm. If you have recently been diagnosed with BPD, you likely have many questions. What treatment options are available? How do you tell your friends and loved ones? And what are the common side-effects of medication? A diagnosis of BPD can definitely change your life, but it can also be a catalyst for personal transformation and growth. In Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, two renowned experts on BPD present an easy-to-read introduction to BPD for those who have recently been diagnosed. Readers will learn the most common complications of the illness, the most effective treatments available, and practical strategies for staying on the path to recovery. This book is a part of New Harbinger Publication’s Guides for the Newly Diagnosed series. The series was created to help people who have recently been diagnosed with a mental health condition. Our goal is to offer user-friendly resources that provide answers to common questions readers may have after receiving a diagnosis, as well as evidence-based strategies to help them cope with and manage their condition, so that they can get back to living a more balanced life. Visit www.newharbinger.com for more books in this series.

The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders

This text provides a summary of the latest information concerning the diagnosis, assessment, construct validity, etiology, pathology, and treatment of personality disorders. It brings together leading scholars, researchers, and clinicians from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, emphasizing in each case extent of empirical support.

Handbook of Personality Disorders

Theory and Practice

This comprehensive reference, edited by one of the leading experts in the field, assimilates the newest and most effective treatment techniques for the personality disorders. Each chapter is written by leading scholars in the Cognitive-Behavior, Humanistic and Integrative theoretical models. In addition to a detailed case example in each chapter, additional case studies are integrated and used throughout.

Personal Empowerment

Sensory Processing Disorder

Personal Transformation

Personality Theory

Personality Development

McMaster Children's Hospital - Pediatric Eating Disorders Program - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 4

Provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessment for all new patients with eating problems on an in-patient, out-patient, day-treatment basis. Families and caregivers are integral to the treatment process. Further information is available from the National Eating Disorders Information Centre at 1-866-NEDIC-20 or www.nedic.ca

Halton Healthcare - Mental Health - Eating Disorders Clinic - Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

Provides services for youth and adults struggling with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa * helps to eliminate or reduce symptoms of their eating disorder and develop adaptive strategies * as a member of Central West Eating Disorder Program (CWEDP), the team works in partnership with Treillis Mental Health and Developmental Services, Trillium Health Partners and William Osler Health System

Services include:
  • psychiatric assessment and treatment
  • individual, group and family counselling
  • nutritional assessment and counselling
  • family support and education

St. Peter's Hospital - Movement Disorders Clinic

This clinic offers a Neurologist specializing in movement disorders.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Seniors Mental Health Unit - West 5th Campus, Harbour East Unit, Level 1, Block E

A 12 bed assessment and treatment unit providing a therapeutic environment to those whose recovery from psychiatric disease is complicated by age-related issues. Programs available are most appropriate for those who present primarily with mood disorders and late-onset psychotic disorders.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Eating Disorder Program - Charlton Campus

Offers an outpatient group program for people with eating disorders.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Concurrent Disorders Program - West 5th Campus

The Outpatient Care Team is an extension of the inpatient service, and provides specialized concurrent disorder services for patients with both high addiction and high mental health needs.

Services include:
* Time-limited follow-up for stabilization and transition to community and/or other appropriate services
* Consultation with a Psychiatrist
* Group programming such as Structured Relapse Prevention, Maintaining Recovery, Women’s Self Esteem, Men’s Self Esteem
* 1 on 1 counselling for addictions and mental health using both a harm reduction and abstinence based approach

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Seniors Mental Health Unit - West 5th Campus, Harbour East Unit, Level 1, Block E

A 12 bed assessment and treatment unit providing a therapeutic environment to those whose recovery from psychiatric disease is complicated by age-related issues. Programs available are most appropriate for those who present primarily with mood disorders and late-onset psychotic disorders.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Mood Disorders Program - West 5th Campus, Harbour North Unit

The components of the program include both a 24-bed inpatient unit which provides clinical care and treatment preparing patients for their return to the community and outpatient and outreach services to the region.

Halton Healthcare - Mental Health - Concurrent Disorders Program - Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

Offers help to individuals who have a concurrent addiction and mental health issue

Services include:
  • assessment, consultation and treatment with an Addiction Psychiatrist
  • individual and group therapy
  • group based education focused on developing personal goals, skill building, and improving the management of mental health and addiction issues

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Mood Disorders Program - West 5th Campus, Harbour North Unit

The components of the program include both a 24-bed inpatient unit which provides clinical care and treatment preparing patients for their return to the community and outpatient and outreach services to the region.

Trillium Health Partners - Eating Disorders Treatment Program - Credit Valley Hospital

Inpatient, day patient, transition and outpatient treatment * nutritional rehabilitation, skills acquisition and psychotherapy * support is available for family members and significant others

ROCK - Danielle's Place - Eating Disorder Support and Resource Centre - Burlington - Brant St

Support individuals who are at-risk of developing an eating disorder and to promote overall physical and mental wellness.

* offer a variety of self-esteem, body image, social skills, and other wellness-based group services for children, youth and their caregivers including:

* ROCK's Girl Talk
* Dove Self-Esteem Project
* Boys ROCK
* Active Parenting
* educational workshops and seminars

* operates under ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) as the lead agency for child and youth mental in Halton and is available to provide therapy for individuals under 18 yrs and their families