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Multiple Personality Disorder. By, Matt Willis. Causes. Can be caused by many reasons such as childhood abuse, social environment, problems in brain functioning, over-exposure to some traumatic situations, lack of proper support from someone in stress filled situations. Symptoms.

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Multiple personality disorder

MultiplePersonalityDisorder

By,

Matt Willis


Causes

Causes

  • Can be caused by many reasons such as childhood abuse, social environment, problems in brain functioning, over-exposure to some traumatic situations, lack of proper support from someone in stress filled situations.


Symptoms

Symptoms

  • A person diagnosed with multiple personality disorder can have as many as a 100 or as few as two separate personalities. These different identities can resemble the main personality or they may be a different age, race, or religion. Others may resemble each other or be very unique. Each personality can have its own posture, set of gestures, hairstyle, and a distinct way of dressing and talking. Some others may speak in foreign languages or with an accent.


What it s like

What it’s like

  • The sense of being detached from one's body and is often referred to as an "out of body" experience.

  • Feels that the world is not real or looking far away.

  • The failure to recall significant personal information. There can also be micro-amnesias where the discussion is not remembered, or the content of a meaningful conversation is forgotten from one second to the next.

  • A sense of confusion about who a person is.


Treatment

Treatment

  • Treatment usually last about seven years. They should see a therapist for this that specializes in MPD. This is because of a chance in mood swings or getting scared.


Bibliography

Bibliography

  • Parekh, Nilesh. Buzzle. 9/17/04 18 Sept. 2008 <http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/9-24-2004-59666.asp>.

  • multi personality disorder- symptoms. 7 months ago < http://science.jrank.org/pages/4497/Multiple-Personality-Disorder-Symptoms.html>.

  • WebMD. Sept. 18, 2008 Health on the net foundation. Sept. 18, 2008 <http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/dissociative-identity-disorder-multiple-personality-disorder?page=2>.


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