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What is the difference between schizophrenia and multiple personalities?

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: It is complex

Multiple personality is when -usually due to severe trauma, different parts of the personality actually become separate.
Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder where a person has biologically based chemical imbalances where they are paying attention to internally generated stimuli, hearing or seeing things not experienced by others, or having fixed false beliefs they may act on. Treatments differ.

In brief: It is complex

Multiple personality is when -usually due to severe trauma, different parts of the personality actually become separate.
Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder where a person has biologically based chemical imbalances where they are paying attention to internally generated stimuli, hearing or seeing things not experienced by others, or having fixed false beliefs they may act on. Treatments differ.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Schizophrenia

Is a thought disorder that involves psychotic symptoms.
Multiple personality disorder is a dissociative disorder in which various personalities are created to deal with overwhelming stress/trauma.

In brief: Schizophrenia

Is a thought disorder that involves psychotic symptoms.
Multiple personality disorder is a dissociative disorder in which various personalities are created to deal with overwhelming stress/trauma.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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