Questioning premorbid dissociative symptomatology in dissociative identity disorder: comment on Gleaves, Hernandez and Warner
clinicians, diagnosis, dissociative identity disorder, premorbidity, symptoms, models
Comments on an article by D. H. Gleaves et al (see record 1999-03012-003 ) which purported to refute the sociocognitive model (SCM) of dissociative identity disorder by showing that many of the symptoms associated with dissociative identity disorder are displayed by patients before entering therapy or prior to diagnosis. The present authors argue that Gleaves et al's results do not refute the SCM and are in fact supportive of that model. The present authors also argue that the Gleaves et al study suffers from several deficiencies, including a misunderstanding of the SCM and its predictions concerning iatrogenesis, deficiencies in the manner in which the survey was conducted, and a failure to note some disturbing trends in the results that were obtained.
Gee, T., Allen, K., & Powell, R. A. (2003). Questioning premorbid dissociative symptomatology in dissociative identity disorder: comment on Gleaves, Hernandez and Warner (1999). Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 34, 114-116.
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