Sources for Further Study

Cohen, L.,J. Berzhoff, and M. Elin, eds. Dissociative Identity Disorder: Theoretical and Treatment Controversies. Northvale, N.J.: Jason Aronson, 1995. This book gives the differing views regarding the controversies around DID. Each chapter offers both sides of the position on the topic at hand. It is somewhat technical. Hocking, Sandra J. Living with Your Selves: A Survival Manual for People with Multiple Personalities. Rockville, Md.: Launch Press, 1992. This is a self-help book written by and for someone who has multiple personality. It contains helpful and accurate information. Putnam, Frank. Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Personality Disorder. New York: Guilford Press, 1989. A textbook meant for professionals, written by an expert at the National Institute of Mental Health. Ross, Colin A. Dissociative Identity Disorder: Diagnosis, Clinical Features, and Treatment of Multiple Personality. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997. Per haps the leading textbook on DID. Everything you wanted to know and more by an international psychiatric expert. It is written for the professional, though it is very readable. It also contains the author's psychological test, called the DDIS, to help diagnose DID.

_. The Osiris Complex: Case Studies in Multiple Personality Disorder Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994. An interesting and readable book for both lay and professional audiences, giving specific cases with details that illustrate features of DID.

Dennis Bull

See also: Personality Disorders.

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