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Childhood Antecedents of Multiple Personality Disorders

Edited by Richard P. Kluft, M.D., Ph.D.

  • ISBN 978-0-88048-082-6
  • Item #8082

Description

Childhood Antecedents of Multiple Personality Disorder includes topics such as the effect of child abuse on the psyche, the development of multiple personality disorder: predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors, and the relationship among dissociation, hypnosis, and child abuse in the development of multiple personality disorder.

Contents

Introduction: multiple personality disorder in the 1980s. Credibility problems in multiple personality disorder patients and abused children. The effect of child abuse on the psyche. The development of multiple personality disorder: predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors. Dissociation as a response to extreme trauma. The relationship among dissociation, hypnosis, and child abuse in the development of multiple personality disorder. The transgenerational incidence of dissociation and multiple personality disorder: a preliminary report. Children of parents with multiple personality disorder. Childhood multiple personality disorder: predictors, clinical findings, and treatment results. The natural history of multiple personality disorder. Discussion: a clinician’s perspective.

Clearly written and concise, this book offers the best overview of childhood MPD available.—Virginia Child Protection Newsletter

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