Dissociative Identity Disorder – Recovered Memories
Read the material in chapter eight on DID. Considering the controversies surrounding this disorder the text leaves with a focus on the unresolved issue of the reality of recovered memories in DID (p. 302-303). Then go to the website of the American Psychological Association and read the summary regarding this issue at:
APA website on Dissociative Identity Disorder
What is your view? Are recovered memories accurate for DID clients? If DID is a true disorder does the actual accuracy of recovered memories matter in treating the condition? Would inaccurate memories have a bearing on understanding and treating the disorder? From a public/legal point of view, how much trust can we place in the accuracy of recovered memories for these clients? Support your position.
Text books I am using are the following:
Abnormal Psychology (14e)
Butcher, Mineka, Hooley