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The Persistence of Folly: Critical Examination of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Part II. The Defence and Decline of Multiple Personality or Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • A. Piper, H. Merskey
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne…
  • 1 September 2004
TLDR
Because the diagnosis is unreliable, it is believed that US and Canadian courts cannot responsibly accept testimony in favour of DID and a guess is made about the condition's status over the next 10 years. Expand
The Persistence of Folly: A Critical Examination of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Part I. The Excesses of an Improbable Concept
  • A. Piper, H. Merskey
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne…
  • 1 September 2004
TLDR
There is no proof for the claim that DID results from childhood trauma and the condition cannot be reliably diagnosed, and it is best understood as a culture-bound and often iatrogenic condition. Expand
What's wrong with believing in repression?: A review for legal professionals.
Some courts in recent years have tarnished their credibility by willingly and blindly adopting the theory of repressed memory. Such acceptance can destroy the reputations of falsely accusedExpand
Multiple Personality Disorder and Criminal Responsibility: Critique of a Paper by Elyn Saks
This article critiques a recent essay that argues that patients who have multiple personality disorder (MPD) are not legally responsible for any crimes they commit: the simple finding that theExpand
Multiple personality disorder.
  • A. Piper
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
  • 1 March 1989
TLDR
The contemporary diagnostic criteria for multiple personality disorder are vague and overinclusive, there is little literature support for the theory that MPD results from childhood trauma, and many of the techniques used to diagnose and treat the condition reinforce its symptoms. Expand
Treatment of dissociative identity disorder.
“Truth Serum” and “Recovered Memories” of Sexual Abuse: A Review of the Evidence
This article discusses the Amytal interview, which is sometimes believed to be useful to indicate deception, to reveal concealed contents of the mind, or to compel disclosure of those contents. TheExpand
Reply: The Persistence of Folly: A Critical Examination of Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dear Editor: This letter is in reply to Dr Piper's and Dr Merskey 's 2 papers on the "folly" of the concept of dissociative identity disorder (DID) (1,2). Psychiatrists are, of course, entitled toExpand
Truce on the Battlefield: A Proposal for a Different Approach to Medical Informed Consent
  • A. Piper
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal…
  • 1 December 1994
TLDR
This article urges adoption of a new standard of informed consent, one more consistent with the actual practice of medicine than those now used by the courts. Expand
Multiple Personality Disorders
  • A. Piper
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne…
  • 1 March 1990
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