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By John F. Clarkin PhD, Mark F. Lenzenweger PhD

Now in a completely revised and multiplied moment variation, this landmark paintings brings jointly in a single quantity crucial present views on character pathology. Chapters from top specialists were generally rewritten to mirror a decade's worthy of important theoretical, empirical, and scientific advancements, and fullyyt new chapters were additional. assurance encompasses psychodynamic, interpersonal, attachment, ecological, psychometric, and neurobiological types, all awarded in a constant structure to facilitate prepared reference and comparability. the amount additionally explores similarities and alterations one of the a variety of theories, identifies strength avenues of integration, and discusses key implications for study and scientific care.

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Such careful dissection of comorbid conditions will likely enhance our understanding not only of the boundaries existing between personality pathology and other major syndromes but also of our notions regarding the development and etiology of personality disorders. What possible roles could a major Axis I disorder play in relation to personality pathology? For example, could the presence of a major psychiatric syndrome be shown to “causally” facilitate the development of a personality disorder or merely increase the statistical risk for the development of a personality disorder?

Furthermore, all our contributors have proposed theoretical models that presume interaction across multiple levels of the individual, emphasizing not only behavioral and personality characteristics and factors but also neurobiological and environmental components as well. For example, although Otto Kernberg and Eve Caligor (Chapter 3) see character pathology largely in terms of a developmental pathology of aggression, their theory incorporates temperament, affect, and trauma components in interaction.

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