chapter  8
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Dark dimensions of multiple personality


Over the past two decades I have attempted to work in psychotherapy with a small number of patients with Dissociate Identity Disorder (DID). Since writing a book on the subject (Mollon 1996), I have been contacted by various colleagues from around the country who have also found themselves struggling to understand and help such patients, often ®nding that conventional psychodynamic and psychiatric paradigms prove inadequate. The more experience I have gained, the more complex and ambiguous these structures of mind seem to be ± and the more hazardous the work to both patient and therapist.