Four cases of supposed multiple personality disorder: evidence of unjustified diagnoses

Can J Psychiatry. 1993 May;38(4):245-7. doi: 10.1177/070674379303800403.

Abstract

Four cases are presented in which an unjustified diagnosis of multiple personality disorder was made. These cases are used to illustrate the concern that some cases of multiple personality disorder may be the result of misdiagnosis by both patients and clinicians.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Depressive Disorder / diagnosis
  • Depressive Disorder / psychology
  • Depressive Disorder / rehabilitation
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder / diagnosis*
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder / psychology
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder / rehabilitation
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypnosis
  • Patient Care Team
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Psychotherapy
  • Schizophrenia / diagnosis
  • Schizophrenia / rehabilitation
  • Schizophrenic Psychology