Distancing: avoidant personality disorder / Martin Kantor. — Rev. and expanded p. cm. ISBN 0–––X (alk. paper). 1. Avoidant personality disorder. 2. Distancing has 32 ratings and 2 reviews. Carolina said: Even though I absolutely related to most of the examples, I expected to find some comfort reading. 1 quote from Distancing: Avoidant Personality Disorder, 2nd Edition: ‘Therefore, while social phobics and patients with AvPD both avoid out of fear, the.

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Hardcoverpages. Acceptance is feared as much as rejection, because avoidants fear compromising their identity and losing personal freedom. Kantor has been active with residency personaality programs at hospitals including Massachusetts General and Beth Israel in New York.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Kantor describes the different therapeutic emphasis required for the four types of avoidants, including those who are withdrawn due to shyness and social phobia, such as people who intensely fear public speaking; those who relate easily, qnd, and well, but cannot sustain relationships due to fear of closeness; distanciing whose restlessness causes them to leave steady relationships, often without warning; and those who grow dependent on—and merge with—a single lover or family member and avoid relating to anyone else.

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Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Get to Know Us. Marsha rated it it was ok Mar 30, Read more Read less. This book is an incoherent fantasy with no basis. Margaret rated it liked it Mar 15, Fear of intimacy and commitment keeps avoidants from forming close, meaningful relationships.

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Natasha rated it liked it May 19, For that reason alone it’s worth the hefty price knowing what classification your symptoms fall under. I am not suffering from this but my son is and my hopes were high when I ordered these books.

Acceptance is feared as much as rejection, because avoidants fear compromising their identity and losing revisec freedom.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I later assume from what I’ve read about him he is gay himself so that solves the mystery. For people familiar with Personaliry this book will provide a wealth of new information that goes beyond common knowledge of avpd.

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Write a customer review. He offers psychotherapists a specific method for helping avoidants overcome their fear of closeness and commitments, and offers a guide for avoidants themselves to use for developing lasting, intimate, anxiety-free relationships.

He is the author of 11 other books, including Passive Aggression Praeger, and Homophobia Praeger, Maksymilian rated it it was ok Apr 22, Clare rated it it was ok Jul 05, Sage Mystree rated it liked it Apr 02, Ordered this book along with the next one Kantor takes us through the history of this disorder, and into clinical treatment rooms, to see and hear how avoidants think, feel, and recover.

Distancing: Avoidant Personality Disorder, 2nd Edition

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The psychiatric and psychological literatures are in desperate need of a solid, in-depth expajded of AvPD; this book isn’t it. He offers psychotherapists a specific method diistancing helping avoidants overcome their fear of closeness and commitments, and offers a guide for avoidants themselves to use for developing lasting, intimate, anxiety-free relationships.

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Trauma and the Avoidant Client: There are virtually NO empirical data given to support Kantor’s claims. Claire rated it liked it May 26, Clinicians, researchers, and students seeking a clear picture of what AvPD looks like and how it functions will find no such depiction in this book. They have highly sensitive nervous systems and can’t just think differently because he thinks they should. Product details File Size: You’ll quickly learn it’s not worth the fifty-some dollars you’d spend.

It is OK, but it is very plodding and slow reading. Don’t waste your money with this book. Kantor focuses on a misunderstood but common condition that brings severe and pervasive anxiety about personailty contacts and relationships.

I don’t care what strange beliefs his patients have Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Fear of i Kantor focuses on a misunderstood but common condition that brings severe and pervasive anxiety about social contacts and relationships. This book has been the only book I could find about the topic of avoidant personality disorder.

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