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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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.

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.

Personality Disorders in Modern Life

A revision of the leading textbook on personality disorders by renowned expert Theodore Millon "Personalities are like impressionistic paintings. At a distance, each person is 'all of a piece'; up close, each is a bewildering complexity of moods, cognitions, and motives." -Theodore Millon Exploring the continuum from normal personality traits to the diagnosis and treatment of severe cases of personality disorders, Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Edition is unique in its coverage of both important historical figures and contemporary theorists in the field. Its content spans all the major disorders-Antisocial, Avoidant, Depressive, Compulsive, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Paranoid, Schizoid, and Borderline-as well as their many subtypes. Attention to detail and in-depth discussion of the subtleties involved in these debilitating personality disorders make this book an ideal companion to the DSM-IV(TM). Fully updated with the latest research and theory, this important text features: Discussion of the distinctive clinical features and developmental roots of personality disorders Balanced coverage of the major theoretical perspectives-biological, psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive, and evolutionary Individual chapters on all DSM-IV(TM) personality disorders and their several subtypes and mixtures Case studies throughout the text that bring to life the many faces of these disorders Including a new assessment section that singles out behavioral indicators considered to have positive predictive power for the disorders, this Second Edition also includes a special focus on developmental, gender, and cultural issues specific to each disorder. A comprehensive reference suitable for today's practitioners, Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Edition features a clear style that also makes it a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The most thorough book of its kind, this Second Edition is a powerful, practical resource for all trainees and professionals in key mental health fields, such as psychology, social work, and nursing.

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

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.

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

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.

Rorschach Assessment of the Personality Disorders

For decades, The Rorschach Inkblot Method (RIM)--the most popular of the projective tests--has been routinely employed for personality assessment and treatment planning. But in recent years, it has not been free from controversy. Criticisms of its validity and empirical support are catalyzing new efforts to strengthen its foundations and document its broad utility. Among the most common--yet also most confusing and challenging--categories of clinical disorders is the personality disorders. However, minimal data have been available on the RIM evaluation of most of those found in DSM-IV. This welcomed book constitutes the first research-grounded, comprehensive guide to the use of the RIM in assessing personality disorders. The first section offers a theoretical overview of personality disorders and constructs a framework and compelling rationale for the legitimate role of the RIM in their assessment. The second, third, and fourth sections present Cluster A disorders--paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal; Cluster B disorders--antisocial and psychopathic, borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic; and Cluster C disorders--avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive. The fifth section presents passive aggressive and depressive personality disorders, currently being proposed for DSM inclusion. Each chapter in these four sections includes an extensive description of the disorder, a review of empirical studies of the use of the RIM to assess it, an analysis of the Rorschach variables that may characterize patients diagnosed with it, and a depiction of a real case and discussion of the ways in which the RIM contributed to its formulation. The sixth and final section explores the relationship between psychoanalytic theory and the RIM. Rorschach Assessment of the Personality Disorders brings practical help for clinicians and clinicians-in-training, and suggests new paths for researchers seeking to advance our understanding of the complexities of these disorders.

Handbook of Diagnosis and Treatment of DSM-5 Personality Disorders

Assessment, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment, Third Edition

Since the publication of the acclaimed second edition of Handbook of Diagnosis and Treatment of DSM-IV-TR Personality Disorders, much has changed in how the personality disorders are understood and treated. However, like its previous editions, this new edition is a hands-on manual of the most current and effective, evidence-based assessment and treatment interventions for these challenging disorders. The beginning chapters describes several cutting-edge trends in the diagnosis, case conceptualization, and treatment of them. Then, specific chapters focus on evidence-based diagnosis and treatment interventions for each of the 10 DSM-5 personality disorders. Emphasized are the most recent developments from Cognitive Behavior Therapies, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Analysis System of Psychotherapy, Pattern-Focused Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, Transference Focused Psychotherapy, and Mentalization-Based Treatment. As in previous editions, extensive case material is used to illustrate key points of diagnosis and treatment.

Recent Research in Personality Disorders

This issue on "Recent Research on Personality Behaviors" discusses diagnosis, epidemiology, etiology, outcome and treatment for these perplexing disorders. Topics include: Diagnosis: Dimensional diagnosis for PDs, Improving categorical diagnosis of PDs, Separating traits from personality disorders. Epidemiology: The community prevalence of PDs, The clinical prevalence of PDs. Etiology: Genetics of PDs, Neurobiological and imaging studies, The neurobiology of psychopathy, Child development and PDs. Outcome: The long-term outcome of PDs, Mechanisms of recovery in PDs. Treatment: Pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments, Managing suicidality, Future directions in PD research.

The Personality Disorders

From temperament to trait to disorder, the spectrum of personality encompasses the true meaning of a bio-psycho-social condition. For the clinician, the challenge of trying to understand distinctions between normal and disturbed, unpleasant and malignant, and treatable and untreatable, is daunting to say the least.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders

This new edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders has been thoroughly reorganized and updated to reflect new findings, expanded treatment options and considerations, and future directions, such as translational research, enhancing the text's utility while maintaining its reputation as the foremost reference and clinical guide on the subject. In four exhaustive and enlightening sections, the book covers basic concepts of personality disorders, etiology, clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, and it addresses special issues that may arise with specific populations or settings. In addition, the text offers many features and benefits: Several chapters describe the intense efforts to identify the scientifically strongest -- and clinically relevant -- approaches to conceptualizing and enumerating personality traits and pathology. The book does not sidestep ongoing controversies over classification but addresses them head-on by including chapters by experts with competing perspectives. The hybrid dimensional/categorical alternative model of classification for personality disorders included in the DSM-5 is included in an appendix and thoroughly referenced throughout the volume and discussed in detail in several chapters. Coverage of current research is up-to-date and extensive. Longitudinal naturalistic studies, which have shown surprising patterns of improvement in patients with selected personality disorders, as well as new and more rigorous treatment studies, have yielded critical findings in recent years, all of which are thoroughly addressed. Dozens of vivid and detailed case examples are included to illustrate diagnostic and treatment concepts. The editors have selected a roster of contributors second to none, and the text has been scrupulously edited for consistency of language, tone, and coverage. As clinical populations become better defined, new and more rigorous treatment studies are being conducted with increasingly promising results. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders offers clinicians, residents, and trainees in all disciplines a front row seat for the latest findings and clinical innovations in this burgeoning field.

Anxiety, Panic Disorder

Personal Empowerment

Sensory Processing Disorder

Personal Transformation

Personality Theory

Personality Development

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

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

Sleep Medicine Group - Sleep Study and Consultation - Burlington

Diagnostic and treatment services available for sleep 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 - 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 - 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. Peter's Hospital - Movement Disorders Clinic

This clinic offers a Neurologist specializing in movement 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 - 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

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