By Colin A. Ross (auth.), Larry K. Michelson, William J. Ray (eds.)
Within the decade there was a big explosion within the medical, theoretical, and empirical literature regarding the examine of dissociation. now not because the paintings performed on the tum of the century by means of Pierre Janet, Morton Prince, William James, and others have the mental and scientific groups proven this nice an curiosity in describing and realizing dissociative phenomena. This quantity is the results of this crucial growth. almost immediately, curiosity within the clinical and medical development within the box of dissociation is indicated via the next: 1. The explosion of meetings, workshops, and seminars dedicated to disso ciative issues remedy and examine. 2. The emergence of NIMH-supported investigations that target dissociation. three. The burgeoning literature on dissociation. in accordance with a 1992 biblio photograph research of the sector via Goettman et al. (1992), seventy two% of all writings at the subject have seemed some time past decade, with approximately a thousand released papers scattered throughout assorted disciplines and journals. four. present curiosity in dissociation as mirrored within the visual appeal of significant articles and certain concerns in revered psychology and psychiatry journals. five. The initiation of a magazine entitled Dissociation (Richard Kluft, MD, Editor) dedicated to the area.
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269-270) Recently; Nijenhuis, Spinhoven, Van Dyck, Van der Hart and Vanderlinden (1995), starting from clinically observed (dissociative) state-dependent somatoform phenomena, have developed the 20-item Somatoform Dissociation Questionnaire (SDQ-20). Statistical analyses revealed that the items were strongly scalable on a unidimensional scale and that the reliability was high. Further analyses derived five items (SDQ-5) that yielded optimal sensitivity (94%; capacity of a test to select true positive~; here dissociative disorder cases) and specificity (96%; capacity to select true negatives; here cases with other DSM-IV diagnoses).
Handbook of Dissociation: Theoretical, Empirical, and Clinical Perspectives by Colin A. Ross (auth.), Larry K. Michelson, William J. Ray (eds.)