About the book
The aim of this book is to offer a concise guide to contemporary theoretical perspectives and treatment applications to Personality disorders. The book consists of several chapters. The first chapter seeks to familiarise readers with the diagnostic classification of Personality disorders, their aetiology and prevalence rooted in systematic research, but also offers a discussion on the limitations and challenges of the current diagnostic system.
The following chapters will offer an overview of the most predominant presentations of Personality disorders in clinical practice, namely the Borderline, Narcissistic, Schizoid and Antisocial types. Case studies arising from clinical practice will be presented and the chapters will offer a comprehensive discussion of the processes and treatment outcomes of various psychotherapeutic models employed in treatment.
The final chapter is dedicated to broader manifestations of Personality Disorders and their associated clinical presentations which may have not received sufficient clinical attention, arising challenges and treatment approaches.