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Fatal Flaws: Navigating Destructive Relationships with People with Disorders of Personality and Character

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Featuring case vignettes from nearly 30 years of Dr. Yudofsky's clinical practice and incorporating the knowledge of gifted clinicians, educators, and research scientists with whom he has collaborated throughout that time, Fatal Flaws: Navigating Destructive Relationships With People With Disorders of Personality and Character uniquely captures the rapidly increasing body ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published March 21st 2005 by American Psychiatric Publishing (first published March 2005)
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Julie
Oct 04, 2008 Julie rated it it was amazing
I read this book while I was taking a class in Psychopathology. It provided a much needed bridge from theory to practice. Yudofsky writes with deep empathy and compassion for his clients and humanizes the struggles of people who are suffering from personality disorders.

A must read for all mental health professionals.
Justin Meek
Aug 22, 2007 Justin Meek rated it really liked it
This book provides a psychoanalytical discussion of personality and character flaws. In particular, it delves into the destructive consequences of hysterical (histrionic), narcissistic, antisocial, paranoid, obsessive-compulsive, addictive, borderline, and schizotypal personality disorders.
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Many people with narcissistic personality disorder will not accept treatment or will not benefit from psychotherapeutic treatment.
Laine
Sep 25, 2008 Laine rated it it was amazing
A well regarded psychiatrist writes the definitive book on personality disorders.
Jennifer
Jan 05, 2011 Jennifer rated it liked it
An alternate title would be "Psychiatric Care for the Rich and Famous." While the case studies may read like People magazine, Yudofsky does manage to present the modules in a highly organized, easy-to-understand manner.
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Jan 09, 2016 Theresa Garton rated it really liked it
This is a comprehensive explanation of character disorders. It is appropriate for Laymen, as well as professionals. It explains how to recognize character disorders in people around you, and also how to interact with difficult people showing certain characteristics.
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Absolutely fascinating (and terrifying). Very readable text. The stories are well told, detailed and very useful.
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Encyclopedic for working with people w/ disorders
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