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The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Disorders
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This Handbook provides both breadth and depth regarding current approaches to the understanding, assessment, and treatment of personality disorders. The five parts of the book address etiology; models; individual disorders and clusters; assessment; and treatment. A comprehensive picture of personality pathology is supplied that acknowledges the contributions and missteps of the past, identifies the crucial questions of the present, and sets a course for the future. It also follows the changes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) has triggered in the field of personality disorders. The editors take a unique approach where all chapters include two commentaries by experts in the field, as well as an author rejoinder. This approach engages multiple perspectives and an exchange of ideas. It is the ideal resource for researchers and treatment providers at all career stages.

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'The editors have put together a comprehensive handbook on pressing issues concerning the causes, constructs, evaluation, and treatment of personality pathology. By incorporating a novel format of formal chapters, commentaries, and rejoinders provided by authors from across the career spectrum, this volume is sure to impact personality research for years to come.'

Andrew E. Skodol - University of Arizona, Tucson

'This handbook is a comprehensive examination of the facts and issues in the diagnosis, treatment, and neurobiology of personality disorders. It brings together many of the core theorists, clinicians, and researchers in the field, making it a must-read for any serious student of this topic and an excellent reference for researchers at any level.'

Mary C. Zanarini - Harvard University and Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Adult Development, McLean Hospital

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