Asked by taylor bhend on Feb 29, 2024



Therapeutic influence, and sometimes coercion, is believed to be responsible for the huge number of people diagnosed in the 1980s and 1990s with:

A) depression.
B) schizophrenia.
C) multiple personality disorder.
D) antisocial personality disorder.

Therapeutic Influence

The impact of treatments or interventions designed to alleviate symptoms or improve the well-being of individuals.

Multiple Personality Disorder

Now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder, it's a severe form of dissociation, a mental process which produces a lack of connection in a person's thoughts, memory, and sense of identity.

  • Recognize the importance of the therapeutic relationship in the success of psychotherapy.

Verified Answer

Katelyn Lochard

Feb 29, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
The phenomenon of "therapeutic influence" or "iatrogenic creation" refers to the unintentional creation or exacerbation of symptoms through the therapeutic process or interaction with mental health professionals. Multiple personality disorder (now known as dissociative identity disorder) was a controversial diagnosis during the 1980s and 1990s, and some experts believe that it was overdiagnosed due to therapeutic influence or coercion.