Dissociative identity disorder: An empirical overview

@article{Dorahy2014DissociativeID,
  title={Dissociative identity disorder: An empirical overview},
  author={Martin J. Dorahy and Bethany L Brand and Vedat Şar and Christa Kr{\"u}ger and Pam Stavropoulos and Alfonso Mart{\'i}nez-Taboas and Roberto Lewis‐Fern{\'a}ndez and Warwick Middleton},
  journal={Australian \& New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={48},
  pages={402 - 417}
}
Objective: Despite its long and auspicious place in the history of psychiatry, dissociative identity disorder (DID) has been associated with controversy. This paper aims to examine the empirical data related to DID and outline the contextual challenges to its scientific investigation. Methods: The overview is limited to DID-specific research in which one or more of the following conditions are met: (i) a sample of participants with DID was systematically investigated, (ii) psychometrically… 

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