Mental Disorders. By: Austin Woodbury, Stephen Andersen, Ellyn Dienethal, Kati Boger. Bipolar Disorder. People with this disorder have an average of thirty percent more of an important class of signal-sending brain cells
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By: Austin Woodbury, Stephen Andersen, Ellyn Dienethal,
In 1980 the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders revised the definition for multiple personality disorder and dissociative identity disorder and the critia was as follows:
The presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states (each with its own relatively enduring patterns of perceiving, relating, and thinking about the environment and self).
At least two of these identities or personality states recurrently take control of the person's behavior.
Inability to recall important personal information that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness.
The disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance such as blackouts, chaotic behavior because of alcohol or medication side effects.
Symptoms of MPD and DID are..
Finding oneself in strange places with no memory of how you arrived at that location
Notes or letters written in strange handwriting
Items in the home that you don't remember purchasing
Amnesia for significant portions of a person's day
Being called a different name by a friendly stranger
Hearing voices inside one's head
Jenson is 11 years old. He is an African American, artistic (he drew the three pictures to the right and left) and he "builds" the barriers inside Karen's mind to keep all the personalities mostly separated.
Katherine is 34 years old and ages as Karen does. She handles all business transactions, likes to read, loves to listen to classical music, plays the clarinet, and takes care of the children personalities.
Miles is 8 years old and was created to hold all the anger and is in constant pain. Miles aged two years before stopping because the ritual abuse began. Miles couldn't bear all the pain so he split himself apart to create Elise, who is also 8, and keeps Miles' and Karl's regular life separate from the abuse. Mile also created Karl from himself. Karl is 10 and feels the most severe pain that none of the other personalities can handle.