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A sceptical reflection on the diagnosis of multiple personality disorder

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 June 2014

Ray Aldridge-Morris
Affiliation:
School of Psychology, Middlesex University, England

Abstract

Multiple personality disorder (MPD) is being diagnosed with increasing frequency, especially in North America. However, soaring estimates of its current prevalence are accompanied by considerable controversy and heated debate. The author presents a number of grounds on which it seems reasonable to base a sceptical view of the validity of this disorder as a naturally occurring diagnostic entity.

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