MYTHS vs FACTS | Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Hopefully this video will encompass some important stigma-busting facts!

*) Why ending stigma on DID is important – 01:08
**) The definition of DID – 01:50
1) DID is a modern phenomenon – 02:58
2) DID/OSDD is extremely rare – 04:38
3) DID/OSDD has to be obvious and overt (including switching) – 06:08
4) DID/OSDD is a fad – 06:56
5) Apparently there IS NO 5! My amazing editing skills of course xD
6) DID is fantasy based or iatrogenic – 08:10
7) There’s no biological evidence that DID exists – 09:10

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★ Resources: ★
☆ Dorahy, M. J., Brand, B. L., Şar, V., Krüger, C., Stavropoulos, P., Martínez-Taboas, A., … & Middleton, W. (2014). Dissociative identity disorder: An empirical overview. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(5), 402-417.
☆ Brand, B. L., Loewenstein, R. J., & Spiegel, D. (2014). Dispelling myths about dissociative identity disorder treatment: An empirically based approach. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 77(2), 169-189.
☆ Brand, B. L., Sar, V., Stavropoulos, P., Krüger, C., Korzekwa, M., Martínez-Taboas, A., & Middleton, W. (2016). Separating fact from fiction: An empirical examination of six myths about dissociative identity disorder. Harvard review of psychiatry.
☆ Loewenstein, R. J. (2018). Dissociation debates: everything you know is wrong. Dialogues in clinical neuroscience, 20(3), 229.

☆ Reinders AAT, Willemsen ATM, Vos HPJ, den Boer JA, Nijenhuis ERS (2012) Correction: Fact or Factitious? A Psychobiological Study of Authentic and Simulated Dissociative Identity States. PLOS ONE 7(7): 10.1371/annotation/4f2000ce-ff9e-48e8-8de0-893b67efa3a4.
☆ Reinders, A. A., Marquand, A. F., Schlumpf, Y. R., Chalavi, S., Vissia, E. M., Nijenhuis, E. R., … & Veltman, D. J. (2019). Aiding the diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder: pattern recognition study of brain biomarkers. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 215(3), 536-544.
☆ Reinders, A. A., & Veltman, D. J. (2021). Dissociative identity disorder: out of the shadows at last?. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 219(2), 413-414.


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