Professional and Scientific References
Scientific and professional references. Essentially just a place to track articles that may be of interest.
For clinicians who are unfamiliar with DID therapy and treatment. People with DID may find they are working with a therapist or clinicians who are unfamiliar with DID. This is a short list of resources they can work with to familiarize themselves with DID issues and treatment.
- International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) - assessment tools, resources, online learning, webinars, etc.
- International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation has references. Start here.
- PODS: Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors website in the United Kingdom has live trainings, and a few online trainings available as well as clinical supervision.
- Dissertation paper arguing the choice of Oneness over Multiplicity in DI(D) treatment
- Shepard Pratt in Baltimore, MD, USA has continuing education units that may be topical
- The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization by van der Hart, Nijenhuis and Steele
- McLean Hospital continuing education and conferences in Massachusetts, USA
See also Resources.Books.
- The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook by Deborah Bray Haddock
- Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation by Janina Fisher
- Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving by Dr. Michelle Stevens memoire by a clinician with first-hand experience with trauma
- From the Trenches: A Victim and Therapist Talk about Mind Control and Ritual Abuse 1st Edition by Wendy Hoffman
- Inside Views from the Dissociated Worlds of Extreme Violence: Human Beings as Merchandise by Gaby Breitenbach
- A Video Series on Dissociative Disorder: Treating the Dissociative Client Training videos (1997, may contain outdated information)
There are several conferences every year.
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- http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0098795 - studies differences in brain between persons with DID and both persons who fantasize and actors
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3233754/#__ffn_sectitle - MRI(?) study of structural brain features in persons with DID compared to PTSD and healthy subjects
Physiological Issues in DID
(mind-over-body, subconscious influence over the body, dissociation over body, etc.)
Documentation Regarding "Developing DID" in Adulthood
- Department of Veterans Affairs - DID acquired via military service - document 1 and document 2. Note these documents still show that the petitioner (for Veteran's Affairs financial coverage of mental health services) had very significant childhood abuse and trauma issues, but that symptoms didn't warrant intervention or diagnosis before retraumatization in the military, thus due to military service "aggravating" a pre-existing (but undiagnosed) condition, the mental health services were covered (for PTSD & DID in 2005, for all related psychiatric needs in 2009 appeal). Thus there are technicalities in this case where the psychiatric condition was neither diagnosed or diagnosable prior to the veteran's military service.