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ETAS items are listed as print-only in our catalogue. Still have questions? Toggle navigation. Martin Kantor. Back 0 Marked Mark Options. Get help. Holdings In. Gerstein Science. Subjects subject. Avoidance Psychology. Avoidant personality disorder. Remoteness Personality trait. More Details author. Kantor, Martin. A Look Inside About the Author. Author Affiliation. Appeared in Choice on Avoidant personality disorder AvPD , a common but little-studied psychological disorder, manifests itself in various ways.

Individuals afflicted with AvPD experience acute anxiety when thinking about or experiencing social encounters with intimates, family, acquaintances, and even strangers. Besides feeling anxious and troubled by social contact or the lack thereof , "avoidants" usually inflict psychological pain on those closest to them; spouses, lovers, even therapists, are not immune.

A concomitant difficulty is that most people with AvPD are unaware that they distance themselves from others and create emotional upheaval. Kantor--a psychiatrist in private practice and the author of books dealing with homophobia and passive aggression--illustrates various forms of AvPD, filling the book with intriguing and often unsettling stories and case studies. Some cases are truly shocking, as when relationships suddenly "end" for no apparent reason and partners victims of distancing are left, poignantly wondering about a relationship's dissolution.

This chapter book is divided into two parts, one covering description and the other therapy. Kantor reviews various therapeutic avoidance-reduction strategies. Most useful to practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists, and general readers interested in this relatively neglected personality disorder.

Dunn Moravian College. Kantor demonstrates an uncanny ability to transform his extensive expertise into language that both the layperson and mental health professional will devour and put to immediate use This book is nothing short of brilliant. It is a must-read for anyone who is interested in human interaction. To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities. Long Description. Kantor focuses on a misunderstood but common condition that brings severe and pervasive anxiety about social contacts and relationships.

Fear of intimacy and commitment keeps avoidants from forming close, meaningful relationships. Kantor takes us through the history of this disorder, and into clinical treatment rooms, to see and hear how avoidants think, feel, and recover. 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.

The avoidance reduction techniques presented in this book recognize that avoidants not only fear criticism and humiliation, but also fear being flooded by their feelings and being depleted if they express them. Acceptance is feared as much as rejection, because avoidants fear compromising their identity and losing personal freedom. Kantor describes the different therapeutic emphasis required for the four types of avoidants, including those who are withdrawn due to shyness and social phobia, such as people who intensely fear public speaking; those who relate easily, widely, and well, but cannot sustain relationships due to fear of closeness; those whose restlessness causes them to leave steady relationships, often without warning; and those who grow dependent on--and merge with--a single lover or family member and avoid relating to anyone else.

Kantor describes the different therapeutic emphasis required for the four types of avoidants, including those who are withdrawn due to shyness and social phobia, such as people who intensely fear public speaking; those who relate easily, widely, and well, but cannot sustain relationships due to fear of closeness; those whose restlessness causes them to leave steady relationships, often without warning; and those who grow dependent onand merge witha single lover or family member and avoid relating to anyone else.

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Kantor focuses on a misunderstood but common condition that brings severe and pervasive anxiety about social contacts and relationships. 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. Fear of intimacy and commitment keeps avoidants from forming close, meaningful relationships. Kantor takes us through the history of this disorder, and into clinical treatment rooms, to see and hear how avoidants think, feel, and recover. The avoidance reduction techniques presented in this book recognize that avoidants not only fear criticism and humiliation, but also fear being flooded by their feelings and being depleted if they express them.

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Distancing: Avoidant Personality Disorder

Kantor focuses on a misunderstood but common condition that brings severe and pervasive anxiety about social contacts and relationships. 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. Fear of intimacy and commitment keeps avoidants from forming close, meaningful relationships. Kantor takes us through the history of this disorder, and into clinical treatment rooms, to see and hear how avoidants think, feel, and recover. The avoidance reduction techniques presented in this book recognize that avoidants not only fear criticism and humiliation, but also fear being flooded by their feelings and being depleted if they express them. Acceptance is feared as much as rejection, because avoidants fear compromising their identity and losing personal freedom. Kantor describes the different therapeutic emphasis required for the four types of avoidants, including those who are withdrawn due to shyness and social phobia, such as people who intensely fear public speaking; those who relate easily, widely, and well, but cannot sustain relationships due to fear of closeness; those whose restlessness causes them to leave steady relationships, often without warning; and those who grow dependent on--and merge with--a single lover or family member and avoid relating to anyone else.

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