The DSM-IV Personality Disorders

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W. John Livesley
Guilford Press, 1995 - Psychology - 516 pages
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Reflecting the tremendous progress in the study of personality disorders, this authoritative work examines the background, influences on, and evolution of DSM-IV classification and offers critical analyses of each personality disorder diagnosis. A thorough assessment of both the achievements and limitations of DSM-IV, the book is clearly written and organized for optimal accessibility.

Part I lays the groundwork for subsequent sections by surveying the history of personality disorders classification and examining the influences and compromises that were required to formulate the system. An insightful European perspective on the contemporary significance of DSM-IV reflects a more critical evaluation.

Chapters in Part II review the literature on the ten DSM-IV personality disorders diagnoses, offering a unique look at the approach used to define each diagnosis and the factors that influenced the selection of diagnostic criteria. Also included are critical commentaries on each diagnosis by recognized experts who were not part of the DSM-IV Work Group. Presenting valuable insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the DSM-IV classification, these commentaries also highlight central problems that remain unsolved.

The diagnostic concepts that have been proposed but not included in DSM-IV are covered in Part III, which examines the reasons particular diagnoses were included or omitted. The limitations of the DSM classification system are illuminated in Part IV where chapters consider controversial issues and alternative approaches.

Based in part on reports from the DSM-IV Personality Disorders Work Group previously published in the Journal of Personality Disorders, this volume provides a detailed update for psychiatric clinicians, clinical psychologists, researchers, residents, educators, and students, as well as an important account of the current state of the classification of personality disorder. By identifying and exploring key issues it sets the stage for the empirical and conceptual work required to build the foundation for a valid classification of disordered personality.
  

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Contents

Historical Perspectives
3
Are Personality Disorders Well Classified in DSM1V?
29
Paranoid Personality Disorder
45
Schizoid Personality Disorder
58
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
71
Antisocial Personality Disorder
103
l 27
127
Borderline Personality Disorder
141
Commentary on ObsessiveCompulsive Personality Disorder
277
3 Depressive Personality Disorder
287
A False Start
303
4 PassiveAggressive Negativisticl Personality Disorder
312
Commentary on PassiveAggressive Negativisticl
326
SelfDefeating Personality Disorder
341
Deletion of SelfDefeating and Sadistic Personality Disorders
359
8 On the 1mportance of Theory to a Taxonomy
377

Commentary on Borderline Personality Disorder I 58
158
Commentary on Borderline Personality Disorder
165
Histrionic Personality Disorder
173
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
201
Commentary on Narcissistic Personality Disorder
213
Commentary on Dependent Personality Disorder
257
9 1nterrelationships among Categories of Personality Disorders
397
Confusions in Terminology Used for Classificatory Models
407
Toward a Dimensional Model of Personality Disorders
433
Possible Contributions from Personality Assessment
459
Past Achievements and Future Directions
497
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About the author (1995)

Dr. John Livesley, MD, PhD is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at University of British Columbia, a position he has held since 1992.

Dr. Livesley was born just outside Liverpool, England. He completed an undergraduate degree at University of Liverpool and a Ph.D. in psychology with a thesis on the development of personality. After a brief period on faculty at University of Liverpool and experience in a child guidance clinic, he completed medical training, again at University of Liverpool. Subsequently, he moved to University of Edinburgh for specialist training in psychiatry. He was Lecturer in Psychiatry at University of Edinburgh from 1977 until 1979, when he moved to University of Calgary. In 1987, he became Professor of Psychiatry and National Health Research Scholar in the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Colombia.

Dr. Livesley's academic interests are in the classification, assessment, and etiology of personality disorders. He also has an interest in the general problem of classifying mental disorders. His research on personality disorder has focused on identifying some of the basic components of personality pathology and investigating the environmental and genetic factors that contribute to personalty problems. His clinical interests are in the treatment of personality disorder with particular emphasis on psychological interventions.

Dr. Livesley was recently appointed editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders, and he has served as advisor to the DSM-IIIR and DSM-IV working groups on the classification of personality disorder.

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