Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders Volume 19
Amer Psychiatric Pub; 1st edition | May 15, 2000 | ISBN-10: 0880482737 | 167 pages | PDF | 1 Mb
Defined by stable, long-term, subjective distress and/or social impairment, personality disorders affect up to 18% of the population. Social impairment and health care usage are far more prevalent among people with personality disorders than among people with major depressive disorders. Personality disorders are highly prevalent, variable, and notoriously difficult to treat, and they continue to challenge the therapeutic community and represent a formidable public health concern.