The Essential Guide to Overcoming Avoidant Personality Disorder

Praeger Publishers Inc, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. F/F. Item #125528

Fine in Fine dustjacket. Like new.; ISBN: 0313377529 9780313377525; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 229 pages; Summary: Avoidant Personality Disorder (AvPD) is an extremely widespread, devastating disorder that generally goes unrecognized or misrepresented by what little scientific literature there is on the topic. Therapists are left mystified about how to diagnose and treat it, and patients and other sufferers are at a loss as to what is wrong and how to go about correcting it.''The Essential Guide to Overcoming Avoidant Personality Disorder is the only book available to guide both patients and those trying to help them. This thorough and much-needed volume explores the development of AvPD and presents a holistic view of its causes from the psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal perspectives. It offers an extensive section on diagnostic criteria that will be useful to sufferers and therapists, and it discusses the various therapies for AvPD. Finally, and perhaps most critically, the book provides a section intended as a guide for psychiatristsN~and a self-help guide for sufferersN~including a day-by-day, one-step-at-a-time, monthly guide on how to overcome AvPD.' Contents --Preface --PART ONE: DESCRIPTION AND CAUSATION --Chapter 1 Classic or Type I Avoidant Personality Disorder --Chapter 2 Counterphobic Avoidants --Chapter 3 Healthy and Normal versus Pathological Avoidance --Chapter 4 Sexual Avoidance --Chapter 5 Course --Chapter 6 Differential Diagnosis --Chapter 7 Comorbidity --Chapter 8 Cognitive-Behavioral Aspects --Chapter 9 Development --PART TWO: THERAPY --Chapter 10 An Overview of Avoidance Reduction --Chapter 11 Psychodynamically Oriented Psychotherapy --Chapter 12 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy --Chapter 13 Interpersonal Therapy --Chapter 14 Supportive Therapy --Chapter 15 Other Forms of Therapy --Chapter 16 The Ideal Therapist --Chapter 17 Helping Avoidants Overcome Their Fear of Criticism --Chapter 18 Helping Avoidants Overcome Their Low Self-Esteem --Chapter 19 Treating Sexual Avoidance: An Overview --PART THREE: SELF-HELP --Chapter 20 Overcoming Shyness and Withdrawal --Notes --Index -.

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