• Psychology, Medicine
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    The Bulletin of the American…
    1983

The Multiple Personality Syndrome and criminal defense.

@article{French1983TheMP,
  title={The Multiple Personality Syndrome and criminal defense.},
  author={Alfred P. French and B R Shechmeister},
  journal={The Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={1983},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          17-25
        }
}
After years of disrepute , Multiple Personality Syndrome (MPS) has become the focus of considerable attention. 15 Grouped in the third edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (p. 259) with the dissociative disorders, the diagnostic criteria are: "(A) Existence within the individual of two or more distinct personalities, each of which is dominant at a particular time. (B) The personality that is dominant at any particular time determines the individual… CONTINUE READING

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