The Rise and Fall of Dissociative Identity Disorder

@article{Paris2012TheRA,
  title={The Rise and Fall of Dissociative Identity Disorder},
  author={Joel Paris},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={200},
  pages={1076–1079}
}
  • J. Paris
  • Published 1 December 2012
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Abstract Dissociative identity disorder (DID), once considered rare, was frequently diagnosed during the 1980s and 1990s, after which interest declined. This is the trajectory of a medical fad. DID was based on poorly conceived theories and used potentially damaging treatment methods. The problem continues, given that the DSM-5 includes DID and accords dissociative disorders a separate chapter in its manual. 

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