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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Perhaps the reader can also use this representative example kanttor decide for him or herself whether or not my book is “poorly written” and “logically incoherent.

Distancing: Avoidant Personality Disorder, 2nd Edition

Sent out monthly, these announcements list our recent reviews. Also, about my making moral judgments: This enables the author to include the descriptions of “avoidant” behaviour which make up the bulk distqncing the book.

About the confusing stream-of-consciousness part, it might help to look again at my table of contents and see how cleanly I have organized distancihg book and its chapters. No trivia or quizzes yet.

As a rule, there is no theoretical argument behind any of Kantor’s pronouncements, making his combination of moral judgment and amateurish misuse of psychoanalytic theory especially distancijg. Graham Rollins rated it liked it Mar 19, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. These descriptions include much aggressive and extrovert behaviour which directly contradicts the DSM diagnostic criteria.

What I said was that avoidants who stutter that is, not all stutterers, only avoidants who stutter can be italics added here attempting to spit hatefully at others, both figuratively and literally.


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. Matt rated it it was ok Mar 26, Interested in becoming a book reviewer eistancing Metapsychology?

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For the believers, Kantor describes four types of avoidants. 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 dixtancing of APD. Psychopathology ranging from door-checking rituals to wrist-slashing is almost always remarkably banal and the psychopathology of everyday life, my field, is by definition very much so. It distanckng me that this book would be published by anyone, let alone in a second edition.

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. I asked myself if this review were a tirade by someone who has just had a very personal ox gored and will say or do anything to kill the messenger because he doesn’t like the message.

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Flory notes that “since all mental illness involve sic some form of social difficulty, this new definition of AvPD seems hopelessly vague. Flory says, “Kantor demonstrates his new AvPD’s use as a garbage can diagnosis for difficult patients and other people whom he finds obnoxious. Marsha rated it it was ok Mar 30, The different therapys talked about in this book, though they might really cure this disorder, is nearly impossible to do by someone who is AvPD and has severe anxiety.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nonetheless, it is the nominative topic, and should have been properly addressed. We feature over in-depth reviews of a wide range of books and DVDs written by our reviewers from many backgrounds and perspectives.

Clare rated it it was ok Jul 05, I am not discussing the much broader concept of “social difficulty. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.


Hardcoverpages. Kantor never explains why sales clerks who are reluctant to search the stockroom, people who carry expensive tote bags and individuals who prefer not to pick up dates at the gym are expressing “fear of closeness and commitment,” as opposed to fatigue, bad manners, or simply a normal personality that rubs the author the wrong way. 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.

He does not describe behavior in the context of a transference relationship. Yes, I did say that bigotry is the ultimate in avoidance, but how is this an attempt to medicalize everything that I feel is wrong with other people?

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