Dissociative Identity Disorder

 

Changes and Challenges in Our Psychological Identities

June 23, 2015

Despite the disappearance of identity variations in diagnostic classifications, psychiatrists can contribute to solving social challenges.

Letters to the Editor: Response to “Reforming Mental Health Care”

August 19, 2014

This exchange follows what began with Dr Richard Noll’s article, “Speak, Memory” and the “repressed recovered memory/multiple personality disorder” iatrogenic epidemic of the late 1980s and 1990s.

Dissociative Amnesia (Psychogenic Fugue) and a Literary Masterpiece

June 05, 2013

To understand the psychodynamics of the dissociative fugue, Dr Michael Sperber analyzes some of the characters in a collection of interrelated vignettes set in small town America.

Intimate Portrait: Marsha D. Rosenberg, MD

December 12, 2012

Therapy is a matter of cleaning the dust off so that you can see what's underneath.

Confounding Factors in Treatment-Resistant Depression (Part 2): Comorbidities and Treatment Resistance

August 03, 2012

The role of subtyping and bipolarity in TRD was discussed in Part 1 of this 2-part article. Here we review a number of the most common confounding factors of TRD but limit our scope to comorbidities that can be directly addressed and treated by psychiatrists.

Sybil Exposed: A Look at Dissociative Identity Disorder

May 01, 2012

Sybil Exposed makes the case that the 1973 book Sybil misrepresents the facts of Shirley Mason’s life, diagnosis, and treatment. It also points to concerns that extend beyond a single case, to the diagnostic concept of multiple personalities. Still, perhaps the books suggests the need for a more systematic look at not just the case of Sybil, but also the diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder (DID).

Anesthesia Advances Add to Safety of ECT

January 05, 2012

Simple, standardized protocols ensure that ECT can be provided safely and comfortably in many facilities, with consistent anti-depressant results and a favorable adverse-effect profile.

Witness to an Extreme Century: A Memoir

December 02, 2011

Although memoirs have become all the rage, they are rarely written by anyone in the field of psychiatry . . . and for good reason.

Assessment and Diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

July 01, 2011

This article, based on a comprehensive review by Weathers and associates, provides a selective and brief summary of trauma and PTSD assessments in adults.

Ketamine: A Possible Role for Patients Who Are Running Out of Options?

May 03, 2011

If ketamine is able to turn off a patient’s depression, even for one day, you have accomplished something important, whether or not you can maintain it. This is because you have at least given the patient hope . . . that in itself is very significant from a therapeutic perspective.