Understanding Personality Disorders

Understanding Personality Disorders

by Christine Krolewicz


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Personality disorders are so widely misunderstood that most people who live with them never receive help. This book explores the age-old question of "What is 'normal'?" to help young adults understand where the line is drawn between healthy and disordered personalities. Mental health experts' current understanding of personality disorders, including causes and treatments, is explained in this engaging text, supplemented with informative sidebars and full-color photographs. Readers will develop an understanding of what it is like to live with a personality disorder or be close to someone who does, gaining a sense of hope as they read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534567436
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2019
Series: Diseases and Disorders Series
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Introduction: What Is Normal? 6

Chapter 1 Defining a Disordered Personality 11

Chapter 2 Exploring the Causes of Personality Disorders 33

Chapter 3 The Reality of Personality Disorders 45

Chapter 4 Treating Personality Disorders 57

Chapter 5 DBT: A New Hope 70

Notes 85

Glossary 91

Organizations to Contact 93

For More Information 95

Index 97

Picture Credits 103

About The Author 104

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