MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER• Multiple personality disorder has beenrecognized by physicians since the 19thcentury.• Also known as Dissociative Identity Disorder(DID)• Arises from continued and repeated physicalabuse beginning in early childhood.
DEFINITION• which a person suffering from mentaldisturbance becomes dissociated into morethan one personalities.
Alters• The different personalities that occur arecalled “ALTERS”• Alters may have experienced a distinctpersonal history, self image and identity,including a separate name, as well as age. Atleast two of these personalities recurrentlytake control of the person’s behavior.
Alters• identities can resemble the main personality orthey may be a different age, sex, race, or religion• Each personality can have its own posture, set ofgestures, and hairstyle, as well as a distinct way ofdressing• Some alters may speak in foreign languages or withan accent.
History• Before the 19 century peoplewith MPD were considered tobe possessed• They were imprisoned andtreated very poorly
Treatment• Most people with multiple personalitydisorder are diagnosed between the ages of20 and 40.• the most common treatment for MPD is longterm psychotherapy twice a week
Treatment• The host and alters are encouraged tocommunicate with each other in order tointegrate or come together.• The treatment of MPD lasts an average of fouryears.
Is dissociative identity disorder real?• It is a complex mental illness that affects onein every hundred people• MPD Is Not Schizopherania• Some people conclude that MPD is directlycaused by demon possession• it is very rare
FACTS• There are said to be 236 symptoms of MPD• Each personality has its own sense of self andhas its own habits of thought, emotions, andmemory• These identities may or may not be aware ofeach other
FACTS• MPD occurs from 3-9 times more fequently inwomen than in men• Female patients often have more personalitiesthan men• People with MPD are above averageintelligence and highly creative
Famous peoples with personalitydisorders• Amy winehouse• Lindsey lohan• Britney spears• Courtney love
Conclusion• What is Multiple personality disorder• Causes and Symptoms• Treatment
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