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Lived Experiences of Men With Dissociative Identity Disorder

Lived Experiences of Men With Dissociative Identity Disorder Dissociative disorders affect 29% of the clinical population, with women diagnosed 9 times more often than men. For this study, the authors used a phenomenological approach to uncover experiences of 5 men with dissociative identity disorder. Findings revealed 5 themes: history, alters, male gender expectations and identity, challenges, and strengths and support. Implications for practitioners are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Adultspan Journal Wiley

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
© 2017 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1524-6817
eISSN
2161-0029
DOI
10.1002/adsp.12036
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Abstract

Dissociative disorders affect 29% of the clinical population, with women diagnosed 9 times more often than men. For this study, the authors used a phenomenological approach to uncover experiences of 5 men with dissociative identity disorder. Findings revealed 5 themes: history, alters, male gender expectations and identity, challenges, and strengths and support. Implications for practitioners are discussed.

Journal

Adultspan JournalWiley

Published: Oct 1, 2017

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