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APA article - Hoax and Reality - Dissociative Identity Disorder and how to treat ----

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Post by felicity on 5/22/2012, 10:59 am

This article was recently posted in the American Psychological Association website - Hoax and Reality

This entire article is interesting, but most interesting to read is the section "Hoax and Reality". I have read this book, met and been treated by the author at a hospital for a couple weeks. Note: It is also written by Jeffrey L. Geller, M.D., M.P.H. - who does not, according the the APA, have an agenda.

What is most interesting is that the APA claims that the authors in their articles do not have an agenda - though August Piper is on the board of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation.

Complaints can be sent to:
psjournal@psych.org

I am putting this here, because only professionals can comment to articles at the APA - and, I have been made aware that non-professionals also wanted a place to comment. I am sorry that because of copyright, I can only provide the link and not the entire article for you all.



     

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Re: APA article - Hoax and Reality - Dissociative Identity Disorder and how to treat ----

Post by neverendingnights on 5/22/2012, 12:03 pm

Colin Ross wrote a response to this article. It's PubMed ID is 19306208 and it is titled "Errors of Logic and Scholarship Concerning Dissociative Identity Disorder". It's ridiculous that they didn't include any of his counter-arguments when his paper is a direct response to Piper, A.; Merskey, H. (2004) (PubMed 15560314), which is where they are pulling most or all of the bullet points from.

His response is summarized thusly on wikipedia, for anyone interested:

"Psychiatrist Colin Ross disagrees with Piper and Merskey's conclusion that DID cannot be accurately diagnosed, pointing to internal consistency between different structured dissociative disorder interviews (including the Dissociative Experiences Scale, Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule and Structured Clinical Interview for Dissociative Disorders)[8] that are in the internal validity range of widely accepted mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. In his opinion, Piper and Merskey are setting the standard of proof higher than they are for other diagnoses. He also asserts that Piper and Merskey have cherry-picked data and not incorporated all relevant scientific literature available, such as independent corroborating evidence of trauma in some patients.[35]"

The APA article is extremely one sided. I will be sending an email.
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Re: APA article - Hoax and Reality - Dissociative Identity Disorder and how to treat ----

Post by felicity on 5/22/2012, 12:44 pm

Thank you for that info. Wow, you are great! Thank you for sending that info to APA - I don't think that they are aware that info is available.



     

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Re: APA article - Hoax and Reality - Dissociative Identity Disorder and how to treat ----

Post by neverendingnights on 5/23/2012, 9:01 am

We can only hope they make a correction. I have lost a lot of respect for the APA.
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Re: APA article - Hoax and Reality - Dissociative Identity Disorder and how to treat ----

Post by TeamMe on 5/23/2012, 9:09 am

Quoted from the article/review of the book "The notion that patients can voluntarily keep their alters under control is inconsistent with the trauma-based theory of multiple personality disorder. If patients with multiple personality disorder are able to suppress switching of alters before their therapy begins, Piper asks, why should they fail to be able to do so afterward?"

I have only once heard that someone say he/she can control whether anyone comes out or not. And, that one, I question.
This is all such a load of nonsense to put it nicely.
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Re: APA article - Hoax and Reality - Dissociative Identity Disorder and how to treat ----

Post by sasha69 on 5/26/2012, 6:03 pm

Thank you fecility and neverending night!

we used the info you posted to surport our dislike of that article.

please keep us informed so that we to can write in and surport the truth of our lives.

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