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

He offers psychotherapists a specific method for helping avoidants overcome their fear disttancing closeness and commitments, and offers a guide for avoidants themselves to use for developing lasting, intimate, anxiety-free relationships. Along these lines, what exactly are Flory’s credentials for writing this review? Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Flory’s review of my book Distancing: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. I did not say “can be proved” but rather said “can sometimes be inferred.

Alba rated it did not like it Jan 28, Despite some controversy over the term’s legitimacy, I believe that APD warrants a serious and dixtancing study. All in all, the book is good, as well as almost the only book about AvPD, so who am I to gripe? Published May 20, Avoident disorders are common,and complex. The third type start serious relationships but then sabotage them without warning.


Join our e-mail list!: With the exception of the embarrassing grammatical errors and misspelling to which Kantor distancint my attention, I stand by my review as written.

In think so, and I don’t think that I have to say it more than once. Marsha rated it it was ok Mar 30, So, my advice to readers is: Flory says, “Kantor demonstrates kantof new AvPD’s use as a garbage can diagnosis for difficult patients and other people whom he finds obnoxious.

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Graham Rollins rated it liked it Mar 19, The following are only some of the flaws I perceive in the review: 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.

I will respond to Kantor’s concerns as best I can, although I am afraid my response will not be satisfactory. The complaints of symptoms of chronic fatigue in avoidants Epstein-Barr avoidance such as, “I am tired all the time” can be code for, “Don’t bother me, I prefer to stay asleep.

Comorbidity with Other Personality DisordersCause: Immorality is a regular feature of those Type II avoidants who lead innocents on then drop them leaving them confused, depressed, and sometimes suicidal.

Once Kantor has branded a patient “avoidant,” he seems willing to interpret almost any mental or physical symptom as further confirmation of the patient’s avoidant personality. Susan rated it it was amazing Jan 02, We can notify you when this item is back in stock.

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Finally, there are a handful of suggestions offered to the individual who suffers from APD, but again, they are varied enough to include just about anything that might be helpful and there are mutually exclusive activities suggested, with rationales for doing distanckng. The complaints of symptoms of chronic fatigue in avoidants Epstein-Barr avoidance such distancingg, “I am tired all the time” can be code for “Don’t bother me, I prefer to stay asleep.


Interested in becoming a book reviewer for Metapsychology? Devenir by Michelle Obama Our price: I am not discussing the much broader concept of “social difficulty.

Distancing : A Guide to Avoidance and Avoidant Personality Disorder

Acceptance is feared as much as rejection, because avoidants fear compromising their identity and losing personal freedom. Kantor focuses on a misunderstood but common condition that brings severe and pervasive anxiety about social contacts and relationships. Second, Flory fails to mention that according to the DSM-IV ” there appears to be a great deal of overlap between Avoidant Personality Disorder and [a number of other disorders]” p. Jackal42 rated it it was amazing Dec 21, Maksymilian rated it it was ok Apr 22, I defined it as I thought it should be defined.