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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 38 (1996) 2

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Inpatient treatment of multiple personality disorder: Possibilities and problems

F.H. Olthuis

Indications are given for inpatient treatment of patients with multiple personality disorder. The best choice is to treat these patients in a specialized unit instead of a general psychiatric ward. In most cases it is necessary to process the traumas that are the immediate cause of the complex symptomatology. Finally the conditions for such a specialized unit are discussed.