Toward a psychoanalytic understanding of multiple personality disorder.

  • Bruce Reis
  • Published 1993 in Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic


The author suggests a developmental psychoanalytic frame from which to understand the clinical phenomenology of multiple personality disorder (MPD). Annihilation anxiety and fears of nonbeing are understood as central; they are seen as resulting from actual early traumatic impingements at key developmental periods. Alter "personalities" are conceptualized… (More)


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