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Diagnostic challenges leading to underdiagnosis of dissociative disorders

Authors Aadil M, Shoaib M

Received 1 January 2017

Accepted for publication 4 January 2017

Published 8 February 2017 Volume 2017:13 Pages 407—410

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S131439

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Roger Pinder


Muhammad Aadil,1 Maria Shoaib2

1Department of Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA; 2Department of medicine, Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan

We read the article “Is the Dissociative Experiences Scale able to identify detachment and compartmentalization symptoms? Factor structure of the Dissociative Experiences Scale in a large sample of psychiatric and nonpsychiatric subjects” by Mazzotti et al with great interest and would like to add our views in its support.1


Authors’ reply
Benedetto Farina, Claudio Imperatori

Department of Human Sciences, European University of Rome, Rome, Italy

We have carefully read the letter of Aadil and Shoaib and wish to thank the authors for the valuable feedback. They highlighted the importance of clinicians correctly recognizing and evaluating dissociative experiences. We totally agree with them and would like to extend their comments on the diagnostic challenges of dissociation.

View the original paper by Mazzotti and colleagues.

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