Tracking Scientific Interest in the Dissociative Disorders: A Study of Scientific Publication Output 1984–2003

@article{PopeJr2005TrackingSI,
  title={Tracking Scientific Interest in the Dissociative Disorders: A Study of Scientific Publication Output 1984–2003},
  author={Harrison G. Pope, Jr. and Steven Barry and Alexander Bodkin and James I Hudson},
  journal={Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics},
  year={2005},
  volume={75},
  pages={19 - 24}
}
Objective: We attempted to track scientific interest in dissociative amnesia and dissociative identity disorder by estimating the annual output of publications regarding these entities over the last 20 years. Methods: Using a standard medical index, PsycINFO, we counted the number of indexed publications involving dissociative amnesia and dissociative identity disorder listed for each year. We then compared these rates with those of well-established diagnoses such as anorexia nervosa, alcohol… 

Figures from this paper

A Review of Published Research on Adult Dissociative Identity Disorder: 2000–2010
TLDR
Assessing the scientific and etiological status of dissociative identity disorder by examining cases published from 2000 to 2010 found research lacks the productivity and focus needed to resolve ongoing controversies surrounding the disorder.
Reply
59 clusion, in which they raise serious reservations about the merits of the dissociative disorders and their continued inclusion in the DSM-V, raises several issues of concern. Firstly, outlined in
A Critical Review of Case Studies on Dissociative Amnesia
Dissociative amnesia, defined as an inability to remember important autobiographical experiences, usually of a stressful nature, is a controversial phenomenon. We systematically reviewed 128 case
CORRESPONDENCE
  • D. Spiegel
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Psychological Medicine
  • 2007
TLDR
To the Editor: Pope et al. (2007) claim that there is no evidence of dissociative amnesia, i.e. forgetfulness for traumatic experience, prior to 1800, and spend a few minutes on the internet, searching for evidence of amnesia for trauma antedating 1800.
Is dissociative amnesia a culture-bound syndrome? Findings from a survey of historical literature
TLDR
It appears that dissociative amnesia is not a natural neuropsychological phenomenon, but instead a culture-bound syndrome, dating from the nineteenth century.
Dissociative Identity Disorder: Time to Remove It from DSM-V? Examining the Logic Behind Arguments to Perpetuate a Controversial Diagnosis
What is it about dissociative identity disorder (DID) that makes it a polarizing diagnosis? Why does it split professionals into believers and nonbelievers, stirring up heated debates, high emotions,
The Validity of the Dissociative Disorders
  • P. Veldhuizen
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
  • 2006
TLDR
The findings do not corroborate the view that the mediumistic experiences are less severe symptoms in a continuum with dissociative or psychotic disorders, and the diagnosis of schizophrenia is unlikely in this sample.
Separating Fact from Fiction: An Empirical Examination of Six Myths About Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is defined in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as an identity disruption indicated by the presence of two or
Believing in dissociative amnesia relates to claiming it: a survey of people’s experiences and beliefs about dissociative amnesia
TLDR
The findings suggest that claiming dissociative amnesia goes hand in hand with believing in dissociatives, and many participants indicated to have at least once claimed to have feigned memory loss in their life, and that they experienced some form of forgetting when trying to retrieve events for which they lied upon.
The Classification of Hysteria and Related Disorders: Historical and Phenomenological Considerations
  • C. North
  • Psychology
    Behavioral sciences
  • 2015
TLDR
The history of the conceptualization of dissociative, conversion, and somatoform syndromes in relation to one another is examined, and a new phenomenologically-based classification scheme is proposed that is more compatible with the agnostic and atheoretical approach to diagnosis of mental disorders used by the current classification system is proposed.
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 36 REFERENCES
The Persistence of Folly: Critical Examination of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Part II. The Defence and Decline of Multiple Personality or Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • A. Piper, H. Merskey
  • Psychology
    Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie
  • 2004
TLDR
Because the diagnosis is unreliable, it is believed that US and Canadian courts cannot responsibly accept testimony in favour of DID and a guess is made about the condition's status over the next 10 years.
Attitudes toward DSM-IV dissociative disorders diagnoses among board-certified American psychiatrists.
TLDR
There currently appears to be little consensus regarding the diagnostic status or scientific validity of Dissociative amnesia and dissociative identity disorder among board-certified American psychiatrists.
The Relationship between Dimensions of Alexithymia and Dissociation
TLDR
The hypothesis that pathological traits of dissociation are highly associated with alexithymia is supported.
Relationship between Alexithymia, Dissociation and Personality in Psychiatric Outpatients
TLDR
Findings reaffirm previous findings that dissociation fundamentally differs from alexithymia, which reflects a cognitive state of externally oriented thinking with an inability to identify and report discrete emotions.
The Relationship between Dissociative Proneness and Alexithymia
TLDR
The results of this study support the idea that in a nonclinical group dissociation may provide a way to cope with current stressful events, and that this is associated with a difficulty in identifying feelings.
The Axis-I Dissociative Disorder Comorbidity of Borderline Personality Disorder Among Psychiatric Outpatients
ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of dissociative disorders among psychiatric outpatients with borderline personality disorder (BPD). In order to ascertain the extent of
Questionable validity of ‘dissociative amnesia’ in trauma victims
TLDR
Evidence from prospective studies to test whether individuals can develop amnesia for traumatic experiences, a process variously termed ‘repression’, dissociative amnesia’ or ‘psychogenic amnesia' is reviewed.
Recovered Memories: The Current Weight of the Evidence in Science and in the Courts
The authors critically review the main strategies that false-memory proponents have used to challenge the admissibility of testimony regarding recovered abuse memories in the courts: that the
The Persistence of Folly: A Critical Examination of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Part I. The Excesses of an Improbable Concept
  • A. Piper, H. Merskey
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie
  • 2004
TLDR
There is no proof for the claim that DID results from childhood trauma and the condition cannot be reliably diagnosed, and it is best understood as a culture-bound and often iatrogenic condition.
...
...