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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Immorality is a regular feature of those Type II avoidants who lead innocents on then drop them leaving them confused, depressed, and sometimes suicidal. 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. Alba rated it did not like it Jan 28, In the chapter “The literature” various names are cited with usually only a paragraph on their observations and opinions.

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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 each.

Devenir by Michelle Obama Our price: 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. It is a must-read for anyone who is interested in human interaction.


Flory says that “As a rule, there is no theoretical argument behind any of Kantor’s pronouncements. Return to Book Page.

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We feature over in-depth reviews of a wide range of books and DVDs written by our reviewers from many backgrounds and perspectives. Why should the reader believe dstancing this patient is avoidant?

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One story depicted an antique store worker responding to an inquire about a lamp with a rude, blunt “no. Acceptance is feared as much as rejection, because avoidants fear compromising their identity and losing personal freedom.

Julie Dkstancing rated it liked it Mar 10, Components of the psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and supportive approaches that involve doing or action, are emphasized. Martin rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Warren rated it liked it Jan 02, He then demonstrates his new AvPD’s use as a garbage can diagnosis for difficult patients and other people whom he finds obnoxious. I simply look for behaviors that I identify as relatively or absolutely avoidant in the sense of being the product of interpersonal withdrawal due to relationship anxiety and list those.

The following are only some of the flaws I perceive distancimg the review: Fear of intimacy and commitment keeps avoidants from forming close, meaningful relationships.


Melody rated it liked it Feb 03, 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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All in all, the book is good, akntor well as almost the only book about AvPD, so who am I to gripe? In conclusion, again paraphrasing Flory, this review is an embarrassment to its author and the field of book reviewing.

Whether or not Flory likes it, that is the way things happen in the treatment room.

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. I don’t think I could come up with a tight mental status profile, a thorough summary of the literature, a formal differential diagnosis and a presentation of the different schools of psychotherapy while in the throes of stream-of-consciousness.

Tragic that it may be the only book written on the subject of APD. Sage Mystree rated it liked it Apr 02, The reviewer notes that there is a troubling overlap between my four types of avoidance and other disorders.