Friday, December 23, 2011

All in the Mind - Many Selves, One Body: Dissociation and early trauma

All in the Mind, hosted by Natasha Mitchell, is one of the best psychology podcasts on the web, and now the show is going off the air. I'm sad about this - but she is moving on to bigger and better things.

In honor of the show's ten years on the radio (ABC Radio National in Australia), they have been posting some of their best shows, including the one below.

Many Selves, One Body: Dissociation and early trauma

Broadcast: Saturday 22 August 2009
We all dissociate to a degree—compartmentalising major traumatic experiences in our psyche to protect ourselves. But Dissociation Identity Disorder is the extreme end, where a person might present multiple selves or 'alters' to the world without fully knowing it—swapping clothes, life histories and personalities each time they 'switch'. Don't miss this firsthand account.




Professor Warwick Middleton
Brisbane based psychiatrist in private practice Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, La Trobe University Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Queensland Chair, Cannan Institute Director, Trauma and Dissociation Unit, Belmont Hospital
Zoe Farris
Queensland Association of Mental Health


Title: When Me Means Me: Multiple Personality - A View from the Inside
Author: Zoe Long (now Farris) & Co
Publisher: Queensland Association of Mental Health Inc, 1996 (booklet)
Title: Dissociative Identity Disorder: An Australian series
Author: Warwick Middleton and Jeremy Butler
Publisher: Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 1998 Dec;32(6):794-804
Title: Dissociative Identity Disorder: Multiple Personalities, Multiple Controversies
Author: Scott Lilienfield and Steven Jay Lynn
Publisher: in Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology (edited by Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, Jeffrey M. Lohr), 2004
Title: A Clinician's Understanding of Dissociation: Fragments of an Acquaintance
Author: Richard P Kluft
Publisher: in Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders: DSM-V and Beyond (edited by Paul F Dell, and John A O'Neill), Routledge, 2009
Title: Historical conceptions of dissociation and psychosis: Nineteenth and earlt twentieth century perspectives on severe psychopathology
Author: Warwick Middleton, Martin Dorahy, Andrew Moskowitz
Publisher: in Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation (edited by Andrew Moskowitz, Ingo Scahfer and Martin Dorahy), John Wiley and Sons, 2008
Title: A New Model of Dissociative Identity Disorder
Author: Paul F Dell
Publisher: Psychiatric Clinics of North America (Psychaitr Clin N Am), 2006, 1-26
Title: Owning the past, claiming the present - perspectives on the treatment of dissociative patients
Author: Warwick Middleton
Publisher: Australiasian Psychiatry, Vol 13, No 1, March 2005
Title: Remembering the past, anticipating the future
Author: Warwick Middleton, Lisa De Marni Cromer, Jennifer Freyd
Publisher: Australasian Psychiatry, Vol 13, No 3, September 2005
Title: The Persistence of Folly: A Critical Examination of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Part I. The Excesses of an Improbable Concept
Author: August Piper, Harold Merskey
Publisher: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Vol 49, No 9, September 2004

No comments: