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Are patients with multiple personality disorder (mpd) aware of the existence of their different personalities?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
There are cases where some of the personalities may be aware of the others but, as a general rule, persons with dissociative identity disorder (the clinical name for mpd) aren't aware of the different personalities within their psyche.
Similarly, they are often not aware of what they are doing when the different personalities are controlling their actions, which can often be very frightening!

In brief: Sometimes
There are cases where some of the personalities may be aware of the others but, as a general rule, persons with dissociative identity disorder (the clinical name for mpd) aren't aware of the different personalities within their psyche.
Similarly, they are often not aware of what they are doing when the different personalities are controlling their actions, which can often be very frightening!
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
Mpd or multiple personality disorder is no longer the term used to describe this controversial disorder. Instead it is termed dissociative identity disorder.
Recent studies show that most of the mpd cases were probably therapist or psychiatrist induced so the new terminology was introduced to better explain the problem. Extinguishing the different personalities is the main goal of treatment.

In brief: Sometimes
Mpd or multiple personality disorder is no longer the term used to describe this controversial disorder. Instead it is termed dissociative identity disorder.
Recent studies show that most of the mpd cases were probably therapist or psychiatrist induced so the new terminology was introduced to better explain the problem. Extinguishing the different personalities is the main goal of treatment.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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