Dissociation : Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 052-056: Multiple personality disorder: disorder with human and non-human subpersonality components

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Title: Dissociation : Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 052-056: Multiple personality disorder: disorder with human and non-human subpersonality components
Author: Smith, Stanley G.
Abstract: Clinical data are presented on a Native American patient diagnosed with multiple personality disorder. Eleven subpersonalities were found to contain four human and seven non-human components. Findings indicated child abuse was at the core of the developmental process. However; once alter components manifested themselves, cultural/actors reinforced and maintained the process. Evaluation of hypnotic susceptibility indicated all subpersonalities were highly hypnotizable. Analysis of visual acuity on two occasions, separated by 30 days, indicated significant differences among a number of the alters, i.e., 20/15 to 20/50. Test/retest scores indicated the visual acuity scores were highly reliable. Evaluation of neurosensory memory on two occasions, separated by 30 days, indicated significant differences in visual, auditory, and kinesthetic test results for some of the alters. Test/retest scores indicated the neurosensory test results were highly reliable. The results are discussed in terms of a) implication of test differences, b) the reliability of test results, and c) treatment problems encountered with human and animal subpersonalities.
Description: p. 052-056
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1415
Date: 1989-03


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