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Dissociative Identity Disorder: Difference between revisions

(It's not the healthy multiplicity community.)
More modernly, starting roughly in the 1980s, an alternate interpretation of this diagnosis has been put forward. Though it is not to say that those with DID are free of disorder, it may be that they are specifically DID for cultural reasons. This phenomenon is more strongly recognised in the category of culture bound disorders, a category for diagnoses that seem to only happen in one place or time on earth. Many of these are also examples of multiplicity or possible multiplicity, and DID could be an American example of this. One example of this is Ian Hacking's concept of multiplicity within his dynamic nominalism theory.
 
Also starting roughly in 1980, the diagnosis came back with a vengeance, with a dramatic uptake in the number diagnosed, but fell off sharply again near the end of the millennium. Also roughly during this period, this diagnosis has been refined and split, creating the new dissociative diagnoses, Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified and Other Specified Dissociative Disorder.
 
The word hysteria has been associated with this diagnosis during various historical periods, but it was its own diagnostic category.
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