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Diagnosis And Treatment Of Multiple Personality Disorders : Foundations of Modern Psychiatry - F. W. Putnam

Diagnosis And Treatment Of Multiple Personality Disorders

Foundations of Modern Psychiatry

Hardcover Published: 3rd February 1989
ISBN: 9780898621778
Number Of Pages: 351

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Geared to the needs of mental health practitioners unfamiliar with dissociative disorders, this volume establishes a comprehensive and integrated approach to their diagnosis and treatment. Each step- from first interview to final post-integrative treatment- is systematically reviewed, with detailed instructions on specific diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and examples of their clinical application. This concise yet thorough volume offers expert advice on when and how to begin therapy, what clinical signposts to watch for, and what basic errors to avoid. This book will be of interest to psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, social workers, and other mental health practitioners.

"Putnam's Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Personality Disorder is an excellent text for advanced undergraduates or graduate students. The detailed presentation of stages of treatment is especially useful, and the discussion of boundary management and other therapeutic issues is timely and thought provoking." --David Rainey, Ph.D., Psychology Department, John Carroll University "Demystifies MPD and places it squarely in the mainstream of contemporary knowledge about the impact of childhood trauma. The book promises to be a synthesis of the ideas, techniques, and treatment philosophies about MPD. It delivers on these promises and more. It places MPD in its historical perspective as the disorder that clarifies much about the nature of human consciousness, and now has the potential of helping to unravel the psychobiological linkages between mind and body. The sober, detailed, step-by-step guide through every conceivable aspect of the complex therapy of these patients provides a balanced guide for all clinicians dealing with multiple personality and other dissociative disorders. Putnam's work will be the standard in the field for a long time to come. In breadth of scope, clarity of style, and lucidity of ideas it may even surpass Janet's classic works on the subject." --Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Massachusetts Mental Health Center Trauma Clinic Director, Harvard Medical School, Author of Psychological Trauma -Putnam's Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Personality Disorder is an excellent text for advanced undergraduates or graduate students. The detailed presentation of stages of treatment is especially useful, and the discussion of boundary management and other therapeutic issues is timely and thought provoking.- --David Rainey, Ph.D., Psychology Department, John Carroll University -Demystifies MPD and places it squarely in the mainstream of contemporary knowledge about the impact of childhood trauma. The book promises to be a synthesis of the ideas, techniques, and treatment philosophies about MPD. It delivers on these promises and more. It places MPD in its historical perspective as the disorder that clarifies much about the nature of human consciousness, and now has the potential of helping to unravel the psychobiological linkages between mind and body. The sober, detailed, step-by-step guide through every conceivable aspect of the complex therapy of these patients provides a balanced guide for all clinicians dealing with multiple personality and other dissociative disorders. Putnam's work will be the standard in the field for a long time to come. In breadth of scope, clarity of style, and lucidity of ideas it may even surpass Janet's classic works on the subject.- --Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Massachusetts Mental Health Center Trauma Clinic Director, Harvard Medical School, Author of Psychological Trauma "Putnam's "Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Personality Disorder" is an excellent text for advanced undergraduates or graduate students. The detailed presentation of stages of treatment is especially useful, and the discussion of boundary management and other therapeutic issues is timely and thought provoking." --David Rainey, Ph.D., Psychology Department, John Carroll University

"Demystifies MPD and places it squarely in the mainstream of contemporary knowledge about the impact of childhood trauma. The book promises to be a synthesis of the ideas, techniques, and treatment philosophies about MPD. It delivers on these promises and more. It places MPD in its historical perspective as the disorder that clarifies much about the nature of human consciousness, and now has the potential of helping to unravel the psychobiological linkages between mind and body. The sober, detailed, step-by-step guide through every conceivable aspect of the complex therapy of these patients provides a balanced guide for all clinicians dealing with multiple personality and other dissociative disorders. Putnam's work will be the standard in the field for a long time to come. In breadth of scope, clarity of style, and lucidity of ideas it may even surpass Janet's classic works on the subject." --Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Massachusetts Mental Health Center Trauma Clinic Director, Harvard Medical School, Author of Psychological Trauma ""Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Personality Disorder" has from the moment of its publication become the standard in the study of dissociative disorders. Simply stated, Putnam has succeeded in rendering the often-confusing field of multiple personality disorder comprehensible and accessible to the mental health professions.....A book of impressive depth as well as breadth and of a surpassing pragmatism free of the imposition of paradigms that, however congenial, have little to do with the thrust of recent findings....this book should be regarded as indispensable for the clinician confronted for the first (or the hundredth) time with a patient who has multiple personality disorder." --"American Journal of Psychiatry" "Putnam has succeeded admirably in writing a handbook to guide clinicians new to the treatment of multiple personality disorder (MPD)....[He] provides a wealth of concrete guidance..." --"Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic" "Putnam has provided a book that will be of value, particularly for practitioners, for years to come." --"The Institute of Noetic Sciences Catalog" "An encyclopedic volume, certainly the definitive textbook of the disorder." --"Journal of Clinical Psychiatry"

Dissociation. Multiple Personality Disorder. Etiology, Epidemiology, and Phenomenology. Diagnosing Multiple Personality Disorder. The Alter Personalities. Beginning Treatment. Issues in Psychotherapy. Psychotherapeutic Techniques. The Therapeutic Role of Hypnosis and Abreaction. Adjunctive Therapies. Crisis Management and Resolution.

ISBN: 9780898621778
ISBN-10: 0898621771
Series: Foundations of Modern Psychiatry
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 351
Published: 3rd February 1989
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 3.07
Weight (kg): 0.64