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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English


  • Neuroses,
  • Personality disorders

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 155-172.

Statement[by] Elton B. McNeil.
SeriesLives in disorder series
LC ClassificationsRC530 .M3
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 176 p.
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5702027M
ISBN 100136115098
LC Control Number70131382

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Borderline personality disorder traits have been recognized for hundreds of years. However, they were originally characterized as other mental health disorders such as borderline schizophrenia or mood disorders. In the DSM-III which was released in , borderline personality disorder was finally recognized as a separate disorder. For people who suffer from neurotic personality disorders, the stress of perpetual anxiety can be overwhelming. It can lead to depression, overeating and insomnia, as well as a host of serious. neurosis [noo͡-ro´sis] (pl. neuro´ses) former name for a category of mental disorders characterized by anxiety and avoidance behavior. In general, the term has been used to refer to disorders in which the symptoms are distressing to the person, reality testing does not yield unusual results, behavior does not violate gross social norms, and there is. Until , neuroses included anxiety disorders as well as a number of other mild mental illnesses, such as hysteria and hypochondria. Anxiety disorders are fairly common, and generally involve a feeling of apprehension with no obvious, immediate cause. The Neuroses and Personality Disorders (). The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.

‘Borderline Personality Disorder was described only 30 years ago and it was so named because it was thought to be at the border between psychosis and neurosis.’ ‘The Home Office has found that 90 per cent of prisoners suffer at least one of five mental disorders: psychosis, severe neurosis, drug dependency, alcoholism or personality. The two main approaches to the treatment of personality disorders are psychosocial treatment and medications. Psychotherapy continues to be the treatment foundation for all personality disorders, and psychotherapy studies on the whole have shown improvement with treatment—two to four times greater than the improvement seen in the control. Buy Neuroses and personality disorders by Elton B. McNeil online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at $ Shop now. Neurosis is differentiated from personality disorder by having a definite onset and by meeting symptom-defined criteria. However, it has long been known that there is an association between neurosis and personality disorder. Chronic neurosis with an onset in early life may ‘merge’ into the concept of personality disorder.