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Lerner, P.M. (1994). Treatment Issues in a Case of Possible Multiple Personality Disorder. Psychoanal. Psychol., 11(4):563-574.

(1994). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 11(4):563-574

Treatment Issues in a Case of Possible Multiple Personality Disorder

Paul M. Lerner, ED.D., ABPP

Amid controversy, the multiple personality disorder and other disturbances involving dissociation provide fertile soil for comparing competing views of psychopathology and treatment. In this article, I describe the treatment of a highly incapacitated patient who presented with severe dissociative symptom atology. The patient was seen in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The case is discussed in terms of defense, transference, reconstruction, and the representational world.

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