Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) has a complicated and controversial history. In this study, published in PLoS 1, researchers from London and the Netherlands explore whether DID is a purely “socioculteral (e.g,, iatrogenic)” illness, finding “important differences regarding regional cerebral bloodflow and psychophysiological responses for different types of identity states in patients with DID.”
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