ERIC Number: EJ863251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Errors of Logic and Scholarship Concerning Dissociative Identity Disorder
Ross, Colin A.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v18 n2 p221-231 2009
The author reviewed a two-part critique of dissociative identity disorder published in the "Canadian Journal of Psychiatry". The two papers contain errors of logic and scholarship. Contrary to the conclusions in the critique, dissociative identity disorder has established diagnostic reliability and concurrent validity, the trauma histories of affected individuals can be corroborated, and the existing prospective treatment outcome literature demonstrates improvement in individuals receiving psychotherapy for the disorder. The available evidence supports the inclusion of dissociative identity disorder in future editions of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders".
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Validity, Reliability, Clinical Diagnosis, Psychiatry, Logical Thinking, Sexual Identity, Psychotherapy, Counseling, Personality Problems, Criticism, Scholarship, Outcomes of Treatment, Emotional Disturbances
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