Development in the diagnostic process of dissociative disorders

Description

Background and Aims:
In this talk, Dr. Ross will describe the clinical interview for diagnosing dissociative disorders, with a focus on dissociative identity disorder (DID).

Methods:
He will describe how to ask about blank spells, auditory hallucinations, and other symptoms common in DID, as well non-specific symptoms to that are common in people with the disorder. Dr. Ross will describe how to use the Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule (DDIS) and Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES) for screening and to help with diagnosis. He will explain the use of a clinical interview and the DES and DDIS for evaluating the full spectrum of dissociative disorders. Also, Dr. Ross will describe how to explain dissociative disorders to clients.

Results:
Attendees will be provided with copies of links to the DES and DDIS for use in their practices: both can be used without further permission.

Conclusions:
DID and the other dissociative disorders can be diagnosed with a clinical interview, supplemented by use of the DES and DDIS.

Objectives:
1. To describe how to conduct a clinical diagnostic interview for complex dissociative disorders.
2. To describe the use of the DES and DDIS for screening and diagnostic purposes.
3. To describe the core symptom features of dissociative identity disorder.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Colin Ross

Original Work Citation

Ross, C. (2019, June). Development in the diagnostic process of dissociative disorders. Keynote presented at the 20th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Krakow, Poland

Collection

Citation

“Development in the diagnostic process of dissociative disorders,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 19, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25677.

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