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Study Guide to Personality Disorders

A Companion to the American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders, Second Edition

Philip R. Muskin, M.D.

  • 2015
  • 265 Pages
  • ISBN 978-1-58562-499-7
  • Item #62499

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Study Guide to Personality Disorders is a question-and-answer companion that allows you to evaluate your mastery of the subject matter as you progress through The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders, Second Edition. The Study Guide is made up of approximately 255 questions divided into 24 individual quizzes of 8-17 questions each that correspond to chapters in the Textbook. Questions are followed by an Answer Guide that references relevant text (including the page number) in the Textbook to allow quick access to needed information. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that not only addresses the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct.

The Study Guide's companion, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders, Second Edition 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.


  • Preface.

    Chapter 1

    Personality disorders: recent history and new directions.

    Chapter 2

    Theories of personality and personality disorders.

    Chapter 3

    Articulating a core dimension of personality pathology.

    Chapter 4

    Development, attachment, and childhood experiences.

    Chapter 5

    Genetics and neurobiology.

    Chapter 6

    Prevalence, sociodemographics, and functional impairment.

    Chapter 7

    Manifestations, assessment, and differential diagnosis.

    Chapter 8

    Course and outcome.

    Chapter 9

    Therapeutic alliance.

    Chapter 10

    Psychodynamic psychotherapies and psychoanalysis.

    Chapter 11

    Cognitive-behavioral therapy I: basics and principles.

    Chapter 12

    Cognitive-behavioral therapy II: specific strategies for personality disorders.

    Chapter 13

    Group, family, and couples therapies.

    Chapter 14


    Chapter 15

    Somatic treatments.

    Chapter 16

    Collaborative treatment.

    Chapter 17

    Boundary issues.

    Chapter 18

    Assessing and managing suicide risk.

    Chapter 19

    Substance use Disorders.

    Chapter 20

    Antisocial Personality and Other Antisocial Behavior.

    Chapter 21

    Personailty Disorders in the Medical Setting.

    Chapter 22

    Personality disorders in the military operational environment.

    Chapter 23

    Translational research in borderline personality disorder.

    Chapter 24

    An alternative model for personality disorders: DSM-5 Section III and beyond.

About the Authors

Philip R. Muskin, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, and Chief of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, in New York, New York.

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