Dissociation : Vol. 9, No. 3, p. 197-209 : Dissociative symptomatology in adolescent diaries of incest victims

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dc.contributor.author Somer, Eliezer, 1951-
dc.contributor.author Weiner, Anita
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-19T17:41:38Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-19T17:41:38Z
dc.date.issued 1996-09
dc.identifier.issn 0896-2863
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1752
dc.description p. 197-209 en
dc.description.abstract Early diaries of two 29-year-old Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) female patients, who were amnestic to childhood incest memories until the current treatment, were content-analyzed and compared with adolescent diaries of three women who had no known history of psychopathology or child abuse and with one adolescent diary written by a woman in treatment for a chronic Adjustment Disorder. Diaries were transcribed and coded by several raters for 77 items in six major categories: 1) thoughts and ideas; 2) positive daily experiences; 3) emotional pain; 4) cross-gender relationships; 5) other relationships; and 6) dissociation. Interater reliability checks were performed on every tenth page. Diaries written by adult DID patients during their adolescence had no references to abuse but contained significantly more dissociative themes, and had significantly fewer references to cross-gender relationships, than controls. The overall mood and the number of entries describing positive daily experiences showed differences which were not found to be significant. We believe this could be accounted for by the buffering effect of the dissociative defense. Further controlled research is needed to substantiate these findings, but the accessibility and diagnostic potential of such diaries is worth exploring for early identification of child incest victims who are developing a dissociative disorder. Our data show that DID in our adult patients did not appear de novo during psychotherapy and corroborated the existence of dissociative symptoms years before the formal diagnosis was made. en
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dc.publisher Ridgeview Institute and the International Society for the Study of Dissociation en
dc.title Dissociation : Vol. 9, No. 3, p. 197-209 : Dissociative symptomatology in adolescent diaries of incest victims en
dc.title.alternative Dissociative symptomatology in adolescent diaries of incest victims en
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