Dissociative identity disorder: out of the shadows at last?

  title={Dissociative identity disorder: out of the shadows at last?},
  author={Antje A.T.S. Reinders and Dick J. Veltman},
  journal={The British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={413 - 414}
Summary Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a severely debilitating disorder. Despite recognition in the current and past versions of the DSM, DID remains a controversial psychiatric disorder, which hampers its diagnosis and treatment. Neurobiological evidence regarding the aetiology of DID supports clinical observations that it is a severe form of post-traumatic stress disorder. 

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