Dissociation : Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 024-026 : Determining Prognosis In The Treatment Of Multiple Personality Disorder
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Determining the prognosis of a multiple personality disorder (MPD) patient has received little systematic attention in the literature. Drawing on clinical experience, the author offers sixteen questions that he finds useful in gauging whether or not an MPD patient is likely to have a good or poor prognosis for a relatively straightforward, psychotherapy and constructive outcome. In the author's experience, patients who have less favorable prognoses in terms of these questions generally will have difficult and prolonged therapies, and are more likely to interrupt treatment, reach a stalemate in treatment, or fare poorly.