Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Kantor, Martin. Distancing: avoidant personality disorder / Martin Kantor. — Rev. and expanded p. cm. Distancing by Martin Kantor, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. : Distancing: guide to avoidance and avoidant personality disorder (): Martin Kantor: Books.

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The author studies the avoidant in kanto real world and habitat and evolves a dedicated, eclectic, action-oriented therapeutic approach. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Distancing : A Guide to Avoidance and Avoidant Personality Disorder

Fear of intimacy and commitment keeps avoidants from forming close, meaningful relationships. That eistancing, I suggested that theirs is an avoidant removal and uncooperativeness taking place in the transference.

We update our front page weekly and add more than twenty new reviews each month. Flory says that I “argue … that the standard definition of AvPD is inadequate, and should be broadened to include all persistent patterns of socially maladaptive behavior.

Anyone who is interested in the difficulty of defining AvPD definitively should pick up a book on Social Phobia, Generalized Type, and read a discussion of how that disorder overlaps with Avoidant Personality Disorder. The following are only some of the flaws I perceive in the review: We thank you for your support! Comorbidity with Other Personality DisordersCause: The author spends a great deal of time describing the various presentations of Avoidant Personality Disorder, such that there is little, behaviorally, that is not explained in terms of APD.

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I am attempting to speak to the clinician trying to help the everyday sufferer as well as trying to help the everyday sufferers themselves. I do not see how “expanding” an established definition is different from changing or contradicting it.

I already dealt with finding people annoying or offensive above. Acceptance distancint feared as much as rejection, because avoidants fear compromising their identity and losing personal freedom. Sage Mystree rated it liked it Apr 02, It appears that Flory wants me to take the fall for a simple fact, that in personology no personality disorder is pure and that there is always overlap between personality disorders–a situation that I am not in any position to change or do anything about much as I, and all personologists, I think, might wish to have a more accurate set of calipers.

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Distancing: Avoidant Personality Disorder, 2nd Edition by Martin Kantor

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Fear of intimacy and commitment keeps avoidants from forming close, meaningful relationships. Kantor lists his cases without any theoretical or clinical context; their only common thread is the personal offense he takes at them.

The reviewer calls my book “a confusing, almost stream-of-consciousness collection of personal experiences and clinical examples that the author finds annoying or offensive. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Join our e-mail list!: Susan rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Avoidant Personality Disorder is a formal DSM-IV psychiatric diagnosis that is idstancing used by clinicians and almost unknown to the lay public.

Distancing: Avoidant Personality Disorder, 2nd Edition

Flory says that the reader may wonder why one would write a book on a diagnosis that the author cannot define. Why should the reader believe that this patient is avoidant? Distancing From Amazon This text is a different read for me,in that it is a text book.

So, distancinng advice to readers is: It was ok. Laurence Dubois rated it it was ok May 14, To apply, write to our editor.