Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Professional interest in multiple personality disorder (MPD) was heightened by the 1973 report of the treatment of "Sybil" (Lindsley, 1992), who had sixteen alternate personalities (Kluft, 1984; Rathus & Nevid, 1991). It was not until 1980, however, that the American Psychiatric Association recognized MPD as a legitimate mental illness (Smolowe, 1990). MPD, long considered a rarity, is being diagnosed, treated, and researched with increasing frequency (Kluft, 1984). Knowledge and recognition of the disorder are essential to its proper treatment (Lindsley, 1992). This paper will present a literature review of the development and diagnosis of this disorder.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1994 Sandra J. Larkin
Larkin, Sandra L., "The diagnosis of multiple personality disorder in adults" (1994). Graduate Research Papers. 2772.