How to diagnose dissociative disorders
Dissociative disorders are common in clinical settings but usually not diagnosed. In a series of studies in seven different countries, 15% of general adult psychiatric inpatients had a previously undiagnosed dissociative disorder including 3% who had previously undiagnosed dissociative identity disorder (DID). This workshop will focus on how to recognize and diagnose chronic, complex dissociative disorders like DID and DDNOS. Participants will be taught how to use the Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES) and the Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule (DDIS) to screen for and diagnose dissociative disorders, and will be provided with digital copies of both measures.
Original Work Citation
Ross, C. (2014, September). How to diagnose dissociative disorders. Presentation at the 20th EMDR International Association Conference, Denver, CO
“How to diagnose dissociative disorders,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 15, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22783.