The Misdiagnosis of Multiple Personality Disorder by Christian Counselors: Vulnerabilities and Safeguards

Volume
Volume 23
Issue
Summer 1995
Title
The Misdiagnosis of Multiple Personality Disorder by Christian Counselors: Vulnerabilities and Safeguards
Abstract

The complexities of multiple personality disorder (MPD) continue to create significant opportunities for misdiagnosis by Christian counselors. The present study first examines some potential contributing factors for misdiagnosis, with special focus on the risk of overdiagnosis among Christian clinicians. An extensive literature review is then offered which highlights features differentiating mpd from several other diagnostic groups. Assessment instruments and strategies which will assist counselors in minimizing misdiagnosis are also delineated. Christian counselors are urged to approach the diagnosis of MPD in an informed and balanced manner.

Author
Dr. C.H. Rosik
Pages
75 - 88
Price
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