Dissociative Identity Disorder
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This paper looks at dissociative identity disorder, also know as multiple personality disorder, one of the most controversial mental disorders and is subject to intense skepticism. It examines how the literature ranges from passionate discourses recognizing it as a real psychiatric disorder to equally passionate claims that it does not exist.
From the Paper:"A proper diagnosis can be made only when the clinician determines that the person experiences alter personalities who can be identified and elicited. The clinician must "meet" at least one alter who is relatively enduring, recognized as unique in behavior, and assumes control from time to time. This process usually takes time, and the revelation may come not in the actual session with the clinician but in a telephone call by "a friend" or in a letter. Due to the nature of the disorder, it may be very difficult to obtain a history."
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Dissociative Identity Disorder (2006, March 31) Retrieved October 03, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/essay/dissociative-identity-disorder-64645/
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