Dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia: Differential diagnosis and theoretical issues

  title={Dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia: Differential diagnosis and theoretical issues},
  author={Brad Foote and Jane Park},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  • B. FooteJane Park
  • Published 24 September 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Current Psychiatry Reports
Schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder (DID) are typically thought of as unrelated syndromes—a genetically based psychotic disorder versus a trauma-based dissociative disorder—and are categorized as such by the DSM-IV. However, substantial data exist to document the elevated occurrence of psychotic symptoms in DID; awareness of these features is necessary to prevent diagnostic confusion. Recent research has also pointed out that schizophrenia and DID overlap not only in psychotic… 

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