Multiple Personality Disorder: Diagnosis, Clinical Features, and Treatment

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Wiley, Oct 24, 1989 - Psychology - 382 pages
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This account of multiple personality disorder (MPD) and related dissociative disorders presents the latest findings leading to a new model of MPD and a new therapeutic approach to its treatment. The book examines the large cluster of symptoms and dysfunctions associated with MPD, focusing on diagnosis, clinical features, and the relationship of MPD to other diagnoses. Data and clinical evidence are presented for a widely-accepted, but as yet unproven hypothesis that MPD arises as a dissociative strategy for coping with severe childhood trauma, usually involving physical or sexual abuse.

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COLIN A. ROSS, MD, is Medical Director of the Dissociative Disorders Program at the Charter Behavioral Health System of Dallas, a private psychiatric facility. In 1995 he formed the Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma, which provides education, conducts research, and delivers clinical services with a focus on psychological trauma and dissociative disorders. A past president of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation, he is the author of The Osiris Complex: Case Studies in Multiple Personality Disorder, Satanic Ritual Abuse: Principles of Treatment, and Pseudoscience in Biological Psychiatry.

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