Personality Disorders and the Five-Factor Model of Personality
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Leading researchers and clinicians explore the premise that the Five-Factor Model (FFM) of personality is the most useful and comprehensive taxonomy for describing personality and for understanding problems associated with personality disorders.
In addition to contrasting the FFM with other diagnostic models, prominent clinicians offer a FFM translation of DSM-III-R (and proposed DSM-IV) personality disorder categories. The book provides a thorough analysis of personality dimensions and disorders from the FFM perspective and identifies the dimensions of pathology that underlie the disorder categories.
Experts also examine the application of the FFM to the diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders in a number of patient populations—including substance abusers, psychopaths, and sex offenders—using clinical vignettes to explore the FFM's role in therapy.