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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Mixing arrogance with self-pity, he complains that resistance to this made-up diagnosis is an “in-character sign that the patient wants to hurt another person, as is his or her style, simply because this other person tries to get close, and offer help. Further, he may state that a certain behavior is reflective of APD, but then go on to state how the exact opposite behavior could also reflect APD, rendering both statements fairly useless.

This doesn’t paint a rosy picture of the avoidant, but so be it. Kantor has stated that his work is only concerned with “interpersonal withdrawal based on fear of closeness and commitment. With a straight face, Kantor quotes “Anxiety in males is ‘always ultimately a fear of castration'”. Furthermore, Kantor often classifies clinically depressed individuals as “type I avoidants. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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

Review – Distancing Avoidant Personality Disorder. We feature over in-depth reviews of a wide range of books and DVDs written by our reviewers from many backgrounds and perspectives.

I see the book a collection of symptoms and healing methods of Avoidant Personality Disorders. To ask other readers questions about Distancingdistanciny sign up.


Kantor also seems to agree with Freud, parenthetically, that the incest taboo is a prime cause of avoidance, if not of APD, but no clinical evidence is produced. Sent out monthly, these announcements list our recent reviews. I will respond to Kantor’s concerns as best I can, although I am afraid my response will not be satisfactory. Most useful to practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists, and general readers interested in this relatively neglected personality disorder.

In chronic fatigue in avoidants this attack is an in-character sign that the patient wants to hurt another person, as is his or her style, disttancing because this other person tries to sistancing close, and offer distanxing p.

I do not see how “expanding” an established definition is different from changing or contradicting it.

An exception is made for Freud, who gets five pages. It was ok. Distancing From Amazon This text is a different read for me,in that it is a text book.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Kantor does not appear to have considered the socio-cultural, as opposed to clinical, causes of their behaviour. Acceptance is feared as much as rejection, disfancing avoidants fear compromising their identity and losing personal freedom.

Distancing: Avoidant Personality Disorder, 2nd Edition

Is it ever nonavoidant, that is, an attempt to get close and be loving? About my amateurish misuse of psychoanalytic theory, I would like an example that does not rely on the reviewer’s way of proving his point via the mechanism of arbitrary inference: This book appears to be a hastily made attempt at profit From Amazon This book is an embarrassment and of little help to anyone on either side of the proverbial coach.


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You’ll be able to make changes before you distancin your review. Natasha rated it liked it May 19, It is a shame that this book does not sufficiently address APD in a way useful to clinician, student or patient.

All in all, the book is good, as well as almost the only book about AvPD, so who am I to gripe?

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One story depicted an antique store worker responding to an inquire about a lamp with a rude, blunt “no.

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Kantor blames professional indifference to AvPD on. The author studies the avoidant in the real world and habitat and evolves a dedicated, eclectic, action-oriented therapeutic approach. The Best Books of Even though I absolutely related to most of the examples, I expected to find some comfort reading through this book.

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