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I find it difficult to believe; I cannot find this claim in the source cited. Please provide more detail and a quote. I apologize for inconvenience, but this is a really extraordinary claim. In fact, several time I witnessed vandalism of putting weird numbers in text, so I am wary. - üser:Altenmann >t 07:16, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
"Within one individual, there can often be anywhere between 2 and 100 or more personalities, with approximately 50% of individuals reporting 10 or fewer distinct identities, although extreme cases of many as 4,500 alters have been reported"KateWishing (talk) 13:57, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
That was Richard Kluft who reported the 4,500. It was in "The phenomenology and treatment of extremely complex multiple personality disorder" (Dissociation 1:4, 47-58). Here is a link to the abstract with a PDF link to the complete article (free) at page end. The entire Dissociation archives are free online. This may help with citations. --Bluejay Young (talk) 19:59, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
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I think it would be useful to link this page in with or cite a book written by an individual suffering with DID. It gives an alternative train of thought about the illness to the ones documented within the wikipedia page. Namely an inside perspective of the perceived mechanics of how the illness affects the sufferer. The book is called "Today I am Alice" by Alice Jaimeson. If further information is required or for feedback my email is firstname.lastname@example.org 220.127.116.11 (talk) 11:48, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
Not done: Need reliable sources which either comment on the notability of the book or the author at the very least. Cannolis (talk) 12:57, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
This sentence appears at the end of the first paragraph under the "Controversy" heading: "Psychiatrist Joel Best notes that the idea that a personality is capable of splitting into independent alters is an unproven assertion that is at odds with research in cognitive psychology."
Joel Best is a well-known sociologist, not a psychiatrist. I would simply change the descriptor, but I notice that the author of the cited article is a "J Paris." If the J also stands for Joel, I could see quite easily how someone could write the more familiar name Joel Best by mistake. However, I can't access the article to see where and how the claim is made, and whether it is Paris' claim or Best's. Could someone who does have access to the article see what's going on here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 19:54, 29 October 2016 (UTC)