The major criticisms are that since Multiple Personality Disorder has been a popular one as early as the 1800's, there has been ample time for the classification of the disorder to be distorted.
These are all without strong foundations and therefore cannot hold up. The first commentary, "Multiple Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder Are One and the Same," by Clopper mades its mistake in the second paragraph.
An overview of the psychotherapy of dissociative identity disorder.
This may be due to the fact that historically Multiple Personality Disorder has been viewed as an artifact of hypnosis and related to fantasy, suggestibility, and hysteria (Cormier & Thelen, 1998).
Essay about Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD): - …
Is DID not getting as much criticism as MPD because with the term "multiple personality" in the title, the disorder seems more outlandish and far-fetched?
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This paper stated that MPD was suggested as not being cross-cultural, and it would be relevant to note if those not being treated professionally for dissociative disorders had different intensities of the MPD versus those receiving therapy. I guess the real question is whether Multiple Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder are really just different names for the same thing?
Dissociative Identity Disorder — Out of the FOG
The existence of Multiple Personality Disorder as an actual diagnosable and treatable disorder was the topic of Alex Cherry's paper, and I am wondering if it is actually "fiction" or if the criticizers are claiming its nonexistence just because they can't support or explain the symptoms either way. It is really interesting that Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) seems much more professionally accepted, enough to be published as a mental disorder.
SAGE Reference - Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD)
Therapists could be better educated about Multiple Personality Disorder and how likely it is for a patient to change his or her behavior to meet the expectations of the therapist.
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The major goal of many treatments for Multiple Personality Disorder is to work through the underlying issue thought to have caused the disorder (Kluft, 1999).The therapist is in a difficult position when dealing with patients with Multiple Personality Disorder.
Multiple Personality Disorder | Will today be raining?
Again, this shows that the therapist is changing the way the patient thinks in order to fit the most likely path of Multiple Personality Disorder.The therapist can worsen Multiple Personality Disorder but also must recognize that it exists how it can be treated.