Dissociative identity disorder: out of the shadows at last?
Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a severely debilitating disorder. Despite recognition in the current and past versions of the DSM, DID remains a controversial psychiatric disorder, which hampers its diagnosis and treatment. Neurobiological evidence regarding the aetiology of DID supports clinical observations that it is a severe form of post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Dissociative identity disorder: out of the shadows at last? The British Journal of Psychiatry (2020) Page 1 of 2. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2020.168
Antje Reinders, senior researcher at the Department of Psychological Medicine, King’s College London, UK. She leads research into the neurobiology of dissociative identity disorder.
Dick J. Veltman, psychiatrist and Professor of Neuroimaging at the Department of Psychiatry at Amsterdam UMC/VUmc, The Netherlands.
Aetiology; neurobiology; trauma; fantasy; PTSD; DID; childhood trauma; neuroimaging