The sociocognitive model of dissociative identity disorder: a reexamination of the evidence.

@article{Gleaves1996TheSM,
  title={The sociocognitive model of dissociative identity disorder: a reexamination of the evidence.},
  author={David H. Gleaves},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1996},
  volume={120 1},
  pages={42-59}
}
According to the sociocognitive model of dissociative identity disorder (DID; formerly, multiple personality disorder), DID is not a valid psychiatric disorder of posttraumatic origin; rather, it is a creation of psychotherapy and the media. Support for the model was recently presented by N.P. Spanos (1994). In this article, the author reexamines the evidence for the model and concludes that it is based on numerous false assumptions about the psychopathology, assessment, and treatment of DID… CONTINUE READING
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