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Research Article  |   July 1992
Treatment Choices: Rehabilitation Services Used by Patients With Multiple Personality Disorder
Author Affiliations
  • Gail Zehner Richert, MS, OTR/L, is Section Chief of Occupational Therapy and Assistant Director of Rehabilitation Services, Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, 6501 North Charles Street, PO Box 6815, Baltimore, Maryland 21285–6815
  • Christy Bergland, MFA, MCAT, ATR, is Section Chief of Expressive Arts Therapies, Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
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Mental Health / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Practice
Research Article   |   July 1992
Treatment Choices: Rehabilitation Services Used by Patients With Multiple Personality Disorder
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1992, Vol. 46, 634-638. doi:10.5014/ajot.46.7.634
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1992, Vol. 46, 634-638. doi:10.5014/ajot.46.7.634
Abstract

This article identifies mental health rehabilitation services for patients with multiple personality disorder. Through the use of a literature review and a retrospective examination of 20 patients’ records, the frequency of discipline-specific services is noted in occupational therapy, art therapy, movement therapy, vocational counseling, and recreational therapy. Recommendations for practice and program development include ongoing education about multiple personality disorder and continual assessment of the patient’s functional level to identify subsequent treatment needs and services.