Medical Diagnosis: Possession Trance

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    Medical Diagnosis: Possession Trance
    Physicians Diagnosis Manual:

    DSM IV, section 300.14, pp 486-487, and i quote, "the diagnosis of
    dissociative identity disorder takes precedence over dissociative amnesia,
    dissociative fugue, and depersonalization disorder. individuals with
    dissociative identity disorder can be distinguished from those with trance
    and possession trance symptoms that would be diagnosed as dissociative
    disorder not otherwise specified by the fact that those with trance and
    posession trance symptoms typically describe external spirits or entities
    that have entered their bodies and taken control."
    Just for clarification, this means that generally a person with
    trance/trance possession symptoms would be classified as DDNOS, but not all
    DDNOS diagnosis are of trance/trance possession. Its just the "catch-all"
    that "not otherwise defined" dissociative experiences are placed under.

    Guidelines for Treatment of Dissociative Disorders (MPD), is
    located > Referring you to
    Chapter or Section V, pasted below, but first the copyright notice:

    Copyright © 1994, 1997, by the International Society for the Study of
    Dissociation. These guidelines may be reproduced without the written
    permission of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation
    (ISSD) as long as this copyright notice is included and the address of
    the ISSD is included with the copy. Violations are subject to prosecution
    under federal copyright laws. Additional copies of the guidelines (US $5
    for members, $10 for nonmembers) can be obtained by writing to the ISSD at
    4700 W. Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025-1485 USA.

    Section V. The Patient's Spiritual and Philosophical Issues

    Like other victims of trauma by human agency, DID patients may struggle
    with questions of moral responsibility, the meaning of their pain, the
    duality of good and evil, the need for justice, and basic trust in the
    benevolence of the universe. When patients bring these issues into
    treatment, ethical standards for the various professional disciplines
    specify the need to conduct treatment without imposing one's own values on
    patients. Although patients may experience certain personalities as demons
    and as not-self, therapists should approach exorcism rituals with extreme
    caution. Exorcism rituals have not been shown to be an effective treatment
    for DID, have not been shown to be effective for "removing" alternate
    personalities, and have been found to have deleterious effects in two
    samples of DID patients that experienced exorcisms outside of
    psychotherapy. Exorcism rituals may provide a way for some patients to
    rearrange images of their personality systems in a culturally syntonic
    manner. Education and coordination between therapist and clergy can be
    helpful in ensuring that patients' religious and spiritual needs are

    Dissociation Website:

    Revised Treatment Guidelines:

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    Hats, Jun 20, 2005
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