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Another me: a research study on the Dissociative Identity Disorder patients in Sweden
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) often results from severe trauma during early childhood and is considered as the most severe and chronic manifestation of the dissociative disorders. This study aims to explore therapies used on patients with dissociative identity disorder and to obtain an overview of the dissociative identity disorder situation in Sweden according to the experts’ perspectives. To accomplish the objectives, a qualitative research was used and the data came from three interviews with experts in dissociative identity disorder field and a short literature review was conducted. The analysis was guided by the psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural theories with a focus on the meaning of the interview texts.

The result shows a positive trend of developments about the situation of dissociative identity disorder in Sweden. At the same time, it proves that social workers in Sweden have a long way to go in this field with therapists major in dissociative identity disorder. When it comes to therapists used by professionals, plenary effective therapies along with innovative therapies would be put in use in dissociative identity disorder field.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
dissociative identity disorder, trauma, therapy, symptom, social worker, situation, Sweden
National Category
Social Sciences Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-10858Archive number: SGSMKINSA-V11-07OAI: diva2:455680
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-11-21 Created: 2011-11-11 Last updated: 2011-11-21Bibliographically approved

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