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Volume 9, suplement 2

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Multiple personality disorder, diagnostics and forensic psychiatric expertise

JERZY POBOCHA1
1. Katedry i Kliniki Psychiatrii PAM w Szczecinie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2000, 9, suplement 2(10), 233-242
Keywords: dissociative disorders, diagnosis, forensic psychiatric expertise

Abstract

On the basis of his review of theappropriate literature the author presents the definition,history, epidemiology, aetiology and diagnosticcriteria of dissociative disorders, also calledmultiple personality disorder. He also discusses theproblems involved in the diagnosis and forensicpsychiatric expertise of persons suffering from thisdisorder in criminal proceedings.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Jerzy Pobocha, Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii PAM,
ul. Broniewskiego 26, 71-460 Szczecin