Multiple Personality Disorder and False Memory Syndrome

  title={Multiple Personality Disorder and False Memory Syndrome},
  author={Harold Merskey},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={281 - 283}
  • H. Merskey
  • Published 1 March 1995
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • British Journal of Psychiatry
Multiple personality disorder is a controversial diagnosis which has been examined critically and at length in this journal (Fahy, 1988; Merskey, 1992; Piper, 1994) and in two monographs (Kenny, 1986; Aldridge-Morris, 1989). A marked growth in the number of reported cases started in the 1970s and accelerated enormously after the diagnosis was formally recognised in DSM-III. Whereas some 200 cases appeared in the world prior to 1980 (Bliss, 1986), hundreds of cases have now been identified by… 
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