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Personality disorders in children and adolescents
Kernberg, Paulina F.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Basic Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
x, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Reading Level:
1370 Lexile.
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RJ506.P32 K47 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In the first book to argue that neurotic, psychotic, and borderline personality disorders can be identified, diagnosed, and treated even in the young, a renowned child psychiatrist marshalls her developmental perspective and adduces clinical evidence to support it. Kernberg and her colleagues elucidate assessment criteria and advance therapeutic approaches for each disorder.

Author Notes

Paulina F. Kernberg, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College and Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program at The New York Presbyterian Hospital - Westchester Division.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Part I Developmental Perspective
I.1 Personality Disorders in Children and Adolescents: An Overviewp. 3
I.2 Components of Personalityp. 15
Part II Assessment of Personality Disorders in Children and Adolescents
II.1 Assessment of Personality Disorders in Children and Adolescentsp. 33
Part III The Neurotic Personality Organization
III.1 Introductionp. 83
III.2 Hysterical (and Histrionic) Personality Disordersp. 85
III.3 Avoidant Personality Disorderp. 109
III.4 Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorderp. 119
Part IV The Borderline Personality Organization
IV.1 Introductionp. 131
IV.2 Borderline Personality Disorderp. 133
IV.3 Narcissistic Personality Disorderp. 179
IV.4 Antisocial Personality Disorderp. 193
Part V The Psychotic Personality Organization
V.1 Introductionp. 225
V.2 Schizotypal, Paranoid, and Schizoid Personality Disordersp. 227
Part VI Special Issues and Research Implications
VI.1 Special Issues and Research Implicationsp. 247
Referencesp. 259
Indexp. 281