Dissociation : Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 077-083 : Multiple Personality Disorder Misdiagnosed as Mental Retardation: A Case Report

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dc.contributor.author Atlas, Gail
dc.contributor.author Fine, Catherine G., 1950-
dc.contributor.author Kluft, Richard P., 1943-
dc.date.accessioned 2005-09-07T15:48:56Z
dc.date.available 2005-09-07T15:48:56Z
dc.date.issued 1988-03
dc.identifier.issn 0896-2863
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1335
dc.description p. 077-083 en
dc.description.abstract A woman was diagnosed as mentally retarded when she was five years of age and spent the next 35 years so classified. She also was considered schizophrenic. Incongruities in her clinical presentation ultimately led to the suspicion that she suffered multiple personality disorder. It was found that she had retreated into an adaptation consistent with the superficial manifest appearance of mental retardation, and that the intrusion of her dissociative psychopathology was mistaken for schizophrenia. Correctly diagnosed and treated, she has made noteworthy gains. Selected issues relevant to the misdiagnosis of MPD are discussed. en
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dc.publisher Ridgeview Institute and the International Society for the Study of Multiple Personality & Dissociation en
dc.title Dissociation : Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 077-083 : Multiple Personality Disorder Misdiagnosed as Mental Retardation: A Case Report en
dc.title.alternative Multiple Personality Disorder Misdiagnosed as Mental Retardation: A Case Report en
dc.type Article en


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