Dissociation : Vol. 9, No. 2, p. 104-109 : Recognizing bipolar illness in patients with dissociative identity disorder

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Wills, Sharon M.
dc.contributor.author Goodwin, Jean, 1946-
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-30T20:50:34Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-30T20:50:34Z
dc.date.issued 1996-06
dc.identifier.issn 0896-2863
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1798
dc.description p. 104-109 en
dc.description.abstract Severe psychic distress and multiple symptoms are hallmarks of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and are central to many diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas for clinicians working in this field. Although comorbidities are commonplace in DID, cases in which Bipolar Illness (BPI) is comorbid with DID often escape detection because dissociative symptoms obscure and distort the individual's self-perception and self-report. In addition, the severe symptoms consistent with comorbid BPI are often misattributed to "known " borderline problems or major depression. This article describes in detail three cases in which the diagnosis of DID was well-documented and longstanding, and in which persistent symptoms led to a new diagnosis of comorbid BPI. In these individuals, undetected BPI had contributed to severe symptoms, ongoing risk of violence, and therapeutic chaos. The authors discuss problems in identifying comorbid BPI and circumstances which indicate that BPI should be included in the differential diagnosis. en
dc.format.extent 268967 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Ridgeview Institute and the International Society for the Study of Dissociation en
dc.title Dissociation : Vol. 9, No. 2, p. 104-109 : Recognizing bipolar illness in patients with dissociative identity disorder en
dc.title.alternative Recognizing bipolar illness in patients with dissociative identity disorder en
dc.type Article en


Files in this item

Files Size Format View
Diss_9_2_4_ORC_rev.pdf 1.340Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record