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Research Article  |   November 1990
Occupational Therapy With Patients With Multiple Personality Disorder: Personal Reflections
Author Affiliations
  • Sarah T. Skinner, MEd, OTR/L, is Coordinator, Psychiatric Occupational Therapy, Foster G. McGaw Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois. (Mailing address: 832 South Maple, Oak Park, Illinois 60304)
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Mental Health / Practice
Research Article   |   November 1990
Occupational Therapy With Patients With Multiple Personality Disorder: Personal Reflections
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1990, Vol. 44, 1024-1027. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.11.1024
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1990, Vol. 44, 1024-1027. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.11.1024
Abstract

Patients with multiple personality disorder are being admitted to acute care psychiatric units with increasing frequency. Occupational therapists have been confronted with setting treatment goals and designing interventions for this population with little information available in the occupational therapy literature. This paper describes how one therapist, the author, reviewed psychiatric and psychological literature on multiple personality disorder to delineate a role for occupational therapists who are working with this special population on an acute care psychiatric unit within the context of existing programs.