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Podcast: Reducing the Impact of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Jenn talks to Dr. Milissa Kaufman about dissociative identity disorder and its misconceptions. They also talk about how it can be misinterpreted as other mental health conditions and discuss trauma’s impact on the condition, as well as ways to get loved ones help for the disorder. Milissa Kaufman...

Video: Reducing the Impact of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is often misunderstood and can be easily missed—or misdiagnosed—by experts. While many of us have come to believe that folks with DID jump between personas and personalities, a very small portion of those with the condition actually exhibit this behavior. The...

Everything You Need To Know About Dissociative Identity Disorder

The origin, experience, and treatment of dissociative identity disorder (DID) are often misunderstood. When patients come into Dr. Milissa Kaufman’s office for treatment for DID, they do not put on different hats, speak in different accents, or display different mannerisms. The thought that they...

Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD, Nominated for 2020 Excellence in Mentoring Award

Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD, is McLean Hospital’s nominee for the 2020 Excellence in Mentoring Awards. Presented by Harvard Medical School, the award recognizes “the value of quality mentoring relationships and the impact they have on professional development and career advancement in basic/clinical...

Advancing the Understanding of PTSD

Perhaps one of the most misused words in modern society, “trauma” is used in daily language to describe all sorts of unpleasant or uncomfortable situations. But for 5-10% of the population, trauma and the accompanying post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a very precise condition with very real...

How Does Trauma Affect Women’s Brains?

Through clinical practice and neuroimaging studies, McLean Hospital’s Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD, and Lauren A.M. Lebois, PhD, are revealing the clinical, cognitive, and neurobiological underpinnings of the effect of trauma on the brain, specifically in women, including long-misunderstood forms of...

$2 Million Gift Fuels Trauma Research & Center for Women’s Mental Health

McLean Hospital recently received a $2 million gift from an anonymous family that will have far-reaching impact on the field of trauma disorders and, in particular, a special influence on women’s mental health. $1.5 million of the gift has created an endowment to support an annual Trauma Studies...