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Traumatology and the Treatment of Dissociative States: 20th Developments

The 20th century witnessed the birth of traumatic stress or trauInatology, and the codification of PTSD and l he dissociative disorders. This

addresses these developments. It summarizes the contributions of the early pioneers in the treatment of MPD/DID and highlights the delayed memory debate and its impact on clinical practice. The chapter concludes with the emerging consensus regarding the need for cautious, respectful, and treatment of individuals who may have been traumatized in childhood.