Treatment for multiple personality disorder: at what cost?

Am J Psychother. 1994 Summer;48(3):392-400. doi: 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.1994.48.3.392.


The material presented in this paper suggests that before mental health practitioners ask of society the resources to treat those thousands of patients diagnosed with MPD in the past few years, a critical attempt should be made to evaluate the efficacy of the type of treatment currently recommended for the condition. Proponents of the disorder claim its treatment is cost-effective, but this article's analysis indicates that it is simply premature to make claims about the treatability or prognosis of multiple personality disorder.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder / economics*
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder / psychology
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder / therapy
  • Humans
  • Psychotherapy / economics*
  • Psychotherapy / methods