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Free Content Dissociative Identity Disorder: Perspectives and Alternatives

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This article describes an alternative descriptor, the history, etiology, DSM diagnostic criteria, symptoms, description, treatment, future research ideas, and alternative ideas related to the diagnostic category known as Dissociative Identity Disorder, and the importance of therapist alertness. It also discusses the implications of the diagnosis itself and outlines how the naming of the cluster of experiences that constitute the diagnosis is an inversion of reality and suggests some ideas about the therapy that focus on integration. Speculations about the nature of the experience and possible developmental and bonding ruptures that would contribute to the possibility of segregated personality experience occurrence are discussed as well.

Ku-Shan was asked, "What is the basic object of investigation?" He replied, "How one has gotten to such a state." (Cleary, 1998, p. 43)
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: University of British Columbia Canada

Publication date: January 1, 2004

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