Validity of the Dissociative Experiences Scale in screening for multiple personality disorder: a multicenter study.

@article{Carlson1993ValidityOT,
  title={Validity of the Dissociative Experiences Scale in screening for multiple personality disorder: a multicenter study.},
  author={E. Carlson and F. Putnam and C. Ross and M. Torem and P. Coons and D. Dill and R. Loewenstein and B. Braun},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1993},
  volume={150 7},
  pages={
          1030-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The Dissociative Experiences Scale has proved a reliable and valid instrument to measure dissociation in many groups, but its capacity to distinguish patients with multiple personality disorder from patients with other psychiatric disorders has not yet been conclusively tested. METHOD A discriminant analysis was performed to classify 1,051 subjects as having or not having multiple personality disorder. Another discriminant analysis was performed on a subgroup of 883 subjects more… Expand
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