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The compellingstory of the quest to understand the human mind—and its diseases
This engaging presentation of our evolving understanding of the human mind and the meaning of mental illness asks the questions that have fascinated philosophers, researchers, clinicians, and ordinary persons for millennia: What causes human behavior? What processes underlie personal functioning and psychopathology, and what methods work best to alleviate disorders of the mind? Written by Theodore Millon, a leading researcher in personality theory and psychopathology, it features dozens of illuminating profiles of famous clinicians and philosophers.

Theodore Millon, PhD, DSc (Coral Gables, FL), is the Dean and Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Personology and Psychopathology in Coral Gables, Florida. He has developed some of the most widely used psychological tests for personality assessment. His books include Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Edition (0-471-23734-5) and Disorders of Personality (0-471-01186-X).

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