Dealing with dissociation
In “Malpractice Verdicts” (Current Psychiatry, January 2005) Dr. Jon Grant offers valuable suggestions on how to proceed with caution when assessing risk or ordering involuntary admissions.
Concerning his statement that there is no standard of care for dissociative identity disorder, the International Society for the Study of Dissociation has developed standards for assessing and treating dissociation. These guidelines are available at www.issd.org.
Fran S. Waters, DCSW, LMFT
President, International Society for the Study of Dissociation