Canadian and American Psychiatrists' Attitudes toward Dissociative Disorders Diagnoses

  title={Canadian and American Psychiatrists' Attitudes toward Dissociative Disorders Diagnoses},
  author={Justine K Lalonde and J I Hudson and R Gigante and Harrison G Pope},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={407 - 412}
Objective: To compare the opinions of Canadian psychiatrists regarding dissociative disorder diagnoses with those of previously surveyed American psychiatrists. Method: We sent a 1-page questionnaire to a stratified representative sample of 550 Canadian psychiatrists. Results: Eighty percent of Canadian psychiatrists responded. Fewer than one-third replied that dissociative amnesia and dissociative identity disorder should be included without reservations in the DSM-IV; fewer than 1 in 7 felt… 

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