Dispelling Myths About Dissociative Identity Disorder Treatment: An Empirically Based Approach

@article{Brand2014DispellingMA,
  title={Dispelling Myths About Dissociative Identity Disorder Treatment: An Empirically Based Approach},
  author={Bethany L Brand and Richard J. Loewenstein and David Spiegel},
  journal={Psychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={77},
  pages={169 - 189}
}
Objective: Some claim that treatment for dissociative identity disorder (DID) is harmful. Others maintain that the available data support the view that psychotherapy is helpful. Method: We review the empirical support for both arguments. Results: Current evidence supports the conclusion that phasic treatment consistent with expert consensus guidelines is associated with improvements in a wide range of DID patients’ symptoms and functioning, decreased rates of hospitalization, and reduced costs… 

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