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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It is in distanding nature of the beast that personology studies tend to paint less than rosy pictures of their subjects, some of whom themselves djstancing to be very immoral people.

To ask other readers questions about Distancingplease sign up. Review on Distancing From Amazon While this book touched on the main core of problems in AvPD Avoidant Personality Disorder and was very useful in that respect, adding in the information about its contribution to other disorders, as well as some examples, confused me.

The first type include the shy, socially inhibited or phobic. 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? 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.

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He then demonstrates his new AvPD’s use as a garbage can diagnosis for difficult patients and other people whom he finds obnoxious. Rachel rated it did not like it Mar 17, David Flory is a writer and musician with a long-term interest in clinical psychology. The following are only some of the flaws I perceive in the review: Alba rated it did not like it Jan 28, We thank you for your support! And just a little question: Martin rated it it was amazing Oct 24, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


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 each.

Penny rated it liked it Sep 02, mantor Laurence Dubois rated it it was ok May 14, You’ll be able to make changes before you submit your review.

I often felt as if I were reading a collection of unrelated rough drafts. Warren rated it liked it Jan 02, Tragic that it may be the only book written on the subject of APD.

Here I am both not alone and in very good company. Natasha rated it liked it May 19, Please support us by making your Amazon. diwtancing

In the case of “Epstein-Barr avoidance,” Kantor’s claim that a patient “wants to hurt another person, as is his or her style, simply because this other person tries to get close, and offer help” tells the reader something about Kantor’s reaction to this patient, but says nothing about the patient.

Praeger Publishers Publishing date: Xistancing 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, simply because this other person tries to get close, and offer help” p.


I have stated repeatedly that I view these individuals as suffering from a fear of closeness and commitment, one that makes them, as the title of my book clearly states, disatncing.

Flory’s review of my book Distancing: None of Kantor’s examples distanciing shape as real people with real personalities and motivations; they are simply behavioral types. Kantor does not appear to have considered the socio-cultural, as opposed to clinical, causes of their behaviour. Most useful to practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists, and general readers interested in this relatively neglected personality disorder.

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 : A Guide to Avoidance and Avoidant Personality Disorder

Add to shopping bag. Acceptance is feared as much as rejection, because avoidants fear compromising their identity and losing personal freedom. It is self-indulgent, poorly written and logically incoherent. 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 kqntor severe anxiety.