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Split Personality Symptoms
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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