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How is multiple-personality disorder managed?

How is multiple-personality disorder managed?

MPD: With psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive reality-based approach, hypnotherapy, and medications for symptomatic tx if mood changes or psychotic or anxious. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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What to do if I have multiple personality disorder?

What to do if I have multiple personality disorder?

Do you have this: Condition or are your worried that you do. Would recommend that you see a psychologist or a psychiatrist for a comprehensive evaluation. A treatment will be developed for you depending on the specific findings. Take care. ...Read more

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How to know if I have multiple personality disorder?

Blank spaces in: Memory, friends stating things you've said or done that you don't remember are suggestive of multiple personality disorder (presently called dissociative identity disorder). Those symptoms are also suggestive of other disorders so it is important for you to visit your doc or a mental health professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of multiple personality disorder?

Lapse in time/attn: Dissociative identity disorder is extraordinarily rare and typically associated with severe trauma in early childhood which results in a fractioning of the personality. Symptoms would include drastically different personality types (observed by others) and lost periods of time while one personality is functioning typically the other(s) are dormant, lapses in attention and focus. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of schizophrenia & multiple personality disorder?

Can you tell me the symptoms of schizophrenia & multiple personality disorder?

See below: Schizophrenia is a thought disorder. People w/ this illness have trouble forming ; organizing thoughts. False beliefs, hallucinations ; impaired perception of reality can occur which can affect their speech ; behavior. Multiple personality d/o is a controversial illness in which a person suffers from a vertical split in his or her consciousness causing separate memories, thoughts, ; experiences. ...Read more

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Can someone wth multiple personality disorder lose a phobia when switching personalities?

Can someone wth multiple personality disorder lose a phobia when switching personalities?

Can happen...: Mpd is still somewhat controversial and some professionals do not believe it is a real disorder. However, there are reports of people diagnosed with mpd whose alters have different psychological (and at times even physical) attributes. Tv show "United States of tara" (ran only 2 seasons on showtime) gave a glimpse of the havoc that mpd creates not only for the person but for those around them. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I am not sure whether I have multiple personality disorder or not?

It's rare: I assume you're asking because you suspect you may have multiple personalities. This is an uncommon problem, generally thought to occur after severe, ongoing abuse in childhood. Much more common would be to have widely varying moods, or to feel very differently in different situations or around different people. If you really want to know, see a mental health professional for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is multiple personality disorder?

What is multiple personality disorder?

Multiple personality: MPD, now called dissociative identity disorder is characterized by two or more distinct identity states known as alters in addition to the patient him/her self. These identity states will seem fragmentary and partially unaware of the others, each with varying degrees of disturbance, The alters tend to be more active and aggressive, while the patient's core personality will be more passive. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Personality Disorder (Definition)

According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more


Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Dissociative Identity Disorder (Definition)

Dissociative identity disorder, previously called "Multiple Personality Disorder", is a condition characterized by marked change in behavior commonly as a response to stress. Individuals with this disorder may have distinctly different personalities, each having their own ...Read more