American Psychiatric Publishing: Defines Dissociative Dissorders

 

American Psychiatric Publishing is a Division of American Psychiatric Association.

Dissociative Disorders

Dissociation is an involuntary defense mechanism that allows an individual to unconsciously split off painful experiences. Soldiers, accident victims, and children who have been emotionally or physically abused may show signs of dissociation. Symptoms of a dissociative disorder can include gaps in memory, a sense of detachment from one’s body and the environment, and identity confusion and alteration. Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is an extreme form of dissociation in which an individual may exhibit multiple personalities, each identity unaware of the others.

Retrieved 08/29/12. http://www.appi.org/Pages/DissociativeDisorders.asp

Follow the link for the extensive publishing holdings.

Clearly, the APA has no intention of discrediting dissociative identity disorder and/or multiple personalities. Think it has anything to do with money?

The link below regarding amnesia between alter personalities as being non-existent, seems to have missed the attention of the powers at the American Psychiatric Association.

Fido says…  hum, something smells funny….

Perspective

 

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