Diagnostic challenges leading to underdiagnosis of dissociative disorders
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
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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