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What is split personality?

What is split personality?

DID: The technical term refers to dissociative identity disorder (DID). Individuals with this disorder use dissociation as a defense mechanism against stressors, trauma, or other negative events. The presentation is multiple personalities that are suited to handle different stressors/traumas. For more info: http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/dissociative-identity-disorder-multiple-personality-disorder ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Split Personality (Definition)

This term is sometimes used to describe persons with multiple personality disorder ...Read more


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What should I do about my split personality?

Psychotherapy: Not sure what you mean by "split personality" as it is used in different contexts. Contact a mental health professional for a consultation so you can obtain clarity about your condition. Best. ...Read more

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How to tell if someone has a split personality?

How to tell if someone has a split personality?

Dissociative disorde: You probably mean multiple personality, called dissociative identity disorder these days. Please do not diagnose yourself or others. Seek professional help. Did symptoms can include missing periods of time in one's memory or people telling you things you did or said that you don't remember. Clinical hypnosis can be used to help and the origin of did is often childhood trauma. ...Read more

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What should someone do to bring out a split personality?

What should someone do to bring out a split personality?

Not sure: I'm not sure what this means. I would say that someone who has experienced extreme trauma as a child and who has splits in his or her personality that formed to cope with the trauma would benefit from finding a therapist with whom he and she can start to integrate the split off parts of the personality. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: split personality?

Split personality: This term is sometimes used to describe persons with multiple personality disorder or dissociative personality disorder. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to know if I have a split personality?

Can someone tell me how to know if I have a split personality?

Too vague: "split personality" is not a recognized diagnostic term and can mean many different things to different people. I'm guessing you are aware of contradictions in your thoughts, feelings, or behavior. See a qualified psychotherapist (probably a psychologist) for an expert opinion, who can to help you resolve/reconcile your inner contradictions so you can live more fully, richly, and authentically. ...Read more

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Hi dr I have been very angry all my life & have a split personality. I'm not sure what it is. Just out burst or rage out of no where. ?

Hi dr I have been very angry all my life & have a split personality. I'm not sure what it is. Just out burst or rage out of no where. ?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as rage, anxiety, or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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How can I identify a patient of split personality or a psychopaths?

How can I identify a patient of split personality or a psychopaths?

Careful history: Psychopaths are what are known in the dsm-iv-tr as individuals with antisocial personality disorder. This condition, unfortunately, is quite common, but very difficult to treat. "split personality" is a more controversial diagnosis and is known by dissociative identity disorder in the dsm. It is theorized to result from traumas that cause the patient to withdrawal from a very painful situation. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if someone has a split personality disorder?

No such thing: There is no such thing as "split personality disorder, " so I am not sure what you mean. Can you please rephrase your question, and we will try to answer. Thanks. ...Read more