This 8 th volume of the WPA series in Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry provides an update of research evidence and clinical experience concerning personality disorders. A general term for a group of behavioural disorders, personality disorders are usually characterised by lifelong, ingrained, maladaptive patterns of deviant behaviour, lifestyle and social adjustment that are different in quality from psychotic and neurotic symptoms. The book reviews recent progress and current controversies in this area, providing a guide to clinicians and a contribution to the ongoing revision of the two main diagnostic systems, the DSM-IV and ICD-10. Written by Mario Maj, an internationally renowned psychiatrist and secretary for publications of the World Psychiatric Association, this work includes coverage of neuroscientific and psychiatric aspects and is an unbiased and reliable reference point.
Table of Contents
List of Review Contributors.PrefaceChapter 1. Schizotypal, Schizoid and Paranoid DisordersCluster A Personality Disorders: A Review (Josef Parnas, Deborah Licht and Pierre Bovet).Chapter 2. Antisocial DisorderAntisocial Personality Disorder: A Review (C. Robert Cloninger).Chapter 3. Histrionic and Borderline DisorderBorderline and Histrionic Personality Disorders: A Review (Michael H. Stone).Chapter 4. Narcissistic DisorderNarcissistic Personality Disorder: A Review (Elsa Ronningstam).Chapter 5. The Anxious ClusterThe Anxious Cluster of Personality Disorders: A Review (Peter Tyrer).Chapter 6. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality DisorderThe Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD): A Review (Paul T. Costa, Jack Samuels, Michael Bagby, Lee Daffin and Hillary Norton).Epilogue: The Renaissance of the Ancient Concept of Temperament (with a Focus on Affective Temperaments) (Hagop S. Akiskal and Kareen Akiskal).Index.
Mario Maj, University of Naples, Italy Hagop S. Asiskal, University of California, San Diego, USA Juan E. Mezzich, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA Ahmed Okasha, Ain Shams University, Cario, Egypt