Schizotypal personality disorder disguised as dissociative identity disorder.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 20-year-old man was admitted to an inpatient psychiatric unit for self-professed dissociative identity disorder. His presentation of multiple personalities without amnesia, dissociation or depersonalisation led to further examination of personality and cultural factors that may contribute to this uncommon presentation. Careful clinical investigation supported a diagnosis of schizotypal personality disorder with elements of fantastical thinking influenced by media presentations of dissociative identity disorder.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kaplan, AM; Smith, CM

Published Date

  • July 20, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 7

PubMed ID

  • 34285029

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8292736

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1757-790X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1757-790X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/bcr-2021-243454


  • eng