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What's the difference between schitzophrenia and multiple personality disorder?
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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
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In brief: MPD
Dissociative identity disorder (formerly multiple personality disorder) can be suspected in those who have childhoods replete with abuse, abandonment, or violence.
Trauma of a significant magnitude, in one susceptible, and at a vulnerable age can prompt the formation of new ego states that take on various functions including: holding the memory, guarding the secret, or via voices expressing views.

In brief: MPD
Dissociative identity disorder (formerly multiple personality disorder) can be suspected in those who have childhoods replete with abuse, abandonment, or violence.
Trauma of a significant magnitude, in one susceptible, and at a vulnerable age can prompt the formation of new ego states that take on various functions including: holding the memory, guarding the secret, or via voices expressing views.
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson
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In brief: Lots
Schizophrenia has been called "split personality.
" it is not. Schizophrenia is a gradual deterioration in the person's ability to process stimuli correctly, including misinterpreting stimuli as hallucinations or with delusional beliefs. Mpd is a true splitting of the personality, frequently due to severe childhood trauma. Both respond to psychotherapy if done by an expert.

In brief: Lots
Schizophrenia has been called "split personality.
" it is not. Schizophrenia is a gradual deterioration in the person's ability to process stimuli correctly, including misinterpreting stimuli as hallucinations or with delusional beliefs. Mpd is a true splitting of the personality, frequently due to severe childhood trauma. Both respond to psychotherapy if done by an expert.
Dr. William Drescher
Dr. William Drescher
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Dr. William Drescher
Schizophrenia is also treated with medications, sometimes medications alone.
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