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A review of published research on adult dissociative identity disorder: 2000-2010.
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PMID:  23274288     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to assess the scientific and etiological status of dissociative identity disorder (DID) by examining cases published from 2000 to 2010. In terms of scientific status, DID is a small but ongoing field of study. The review yielded 21 case studies and 80 empirical studies, presenting data on 1171 new cases of DID. A mean of 9 articles, each containing a mean of 17 new cases of DID, emerged each year. In terms of etiological status, many of the central criticisms of the disorder's validity remain unaddressed. Most cases of DID emerged from a small number of countries and clinicians. In addition, documented cases occurring outside treatment were almost nonexistent. Finally, people simulating DID in the laboratory were mostly indistinguishable from individuals with DID. Overall, DID is still a topic of study, but the research lacks the productivity and focus needed to resolve ongoing controversies surrounding the disorder.
Guy A Boysen; Alexandra VanBergen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Meta-Analysis; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nervous and mental disease     Volume:  201     ISSN:  1539-736X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  2013-02-28     Revised Date:  2013-06-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375402     Medline TA:  J Nerv Ment Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-11     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Fredonia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Multiple Personality Disorder* / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology
Comment In:
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2013 May;201(5):439-40   [PMID:  23639894 ]
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2013 May;201(5):438   [PMID:  23639893 ]
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2013 May;201(5):440-3   [PMID:  23639896 ]
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2013 May;201(5):440   [PMID:  23639895 ]

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