by Colin A. Ross, M.D. In this book, Dr. Ross offers a comprehensive account of the history, etiology, diagnosis, phenomonology, and treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder). Designed for the practicing clinician, the book provides a stimulating and thought-provoking account of the cultural history of D. I. D., while offering the most detailed description of both general principles and specific treatment methods currently available. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), has long excited people's curiosity and inflamed their imaginations, giving rise to a body of myths dating back to pre-Hellenic Europe. Traditionally associated with everything from divine or demonic possession, to a "conflict of cholic and sanguinary elements," it is only within the past hundred years that we have begun to make legitimate progress toward a clinical understanding of this puzzling disorder. Dissociative Identity Disorder is packed with new material on DID, including compelling new evidence that DID is the most severe consequence of childhood sexual abuse. Also, the author applies lessons learned from the study of DID patients to an analysis of other psychiatric and nonclinical dissociative disorders. Among the outstanding features that make Dissociative Identity Disordera superior clinical tool are:
- A detailed history of dissociation
- A new diagnostic system for identifying dissociative patients
- The most exhaustive account of DID phenomonology currently available in one book
- A comprehensive review of treatment modalities
Offering psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and social workers new insights into the diagnosis and treatment of DID, Dissociative Identity Disorder is also an indispensable addition to the reference libraries of sexual abuse and child abuse agencies, and correctional organizations. Copyright 1997 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. This material has been reprinted by permission of John Wiley and Sons, Inc. ISDN: 0471-13265-9. 452 pages. May be ordered directly from publisher by calling 1-800-CALL WILEY or ordered online through Amazon.
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