Multiple personality and child abuse

Katharine Mair casts doubt on the link between dissociative identity disorder and severe childhood trauma.
THE phenomenon of multiple personality — in which one person can assume several different identities, switching between them in an apparently involuntary way — used to be considered both rare and puzzling. However, it is now suggested that up to 1 per cent of the population may have multiple personalities and that they require treatment for this dissociative disorder (Ross, 1991).

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