>>108196>if you're going to ignore all evidence and just say look at journals, idk.
But I'm not ignoring evidence, I'm saying that the fact it's currently in the DSM, and wasn't removed between the IV and V is proof that there's more evidence for it existing than not, from a proper research perspective.
And did you read that article? Because it doesn't at all go DID doesn't exist, it says there's an issue with how we view it and that it's a disorder that historically has been subject to a lot of therapists seemingly influencing their patients into having it, but ignores that you can't just influence anyone into thinking they have alters (honestly at least, people like to RP it), which is a sign of an issue itself. And it even outright says this at the end >It is possible, of course, that some cases of MPD emerge spontaneously without input from the MPD community, while other cases–perhaps most cases–of MPD have been created by therapists with the cooperation of their patients who have been influenced by authors and film makers. In either case, the suffering of the person with MPD is equally pitiable and deserving of our understanding, not derision.
I agree that most people who claim it don't really have it, but I guess that's true for a lot of disorders. More people claim to be super depressed than actually have severe MDD, more claim to be schizophrenic (at young ages at least) than actually have it, lots of stuff. It's probably worse for DID, though I don't have exact numbers, and it would probably be prohibitively hard to ever get those numbers.