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Dissociative Personality Disorder
An overview of disassociative personality disorder.
# 39563 | 900 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 10, 2003 in Psychology (Disorders)

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This examines the history of disassociative personality disorder and discusses how the cure for it has evolved with time. The paper identifies and explains the four main kinds of disassociative personality disorder and looks at its diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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"The newspaper flashes headlines about a new serial killer who has created fear amongst the neighbors. Who is he? What does he want? Is the new doctor who is after somebody's wife? Dissociative identity disorder has been used by the entertainment industry in Hollywood for ages. This disorder has been used by the entertainment industry and psychiatrists to explain how one individual can experience separation from his own thoughts, feelings, memories or thoughts or sense of thoughts. Nearly one percent of the population is affected by this disorder, sometimes the order is also misdiagnosed. The symptoms include headaches, depression, flashbacks, amnesias, time loss, and violent behavior towards themselves and others.
"Multiple personality disorder, or MPD, is a mental disturbance classified as one of the dissociative disorders in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). It has been renamed dissociative identity disorder (DID). MPD or DID is defined as a condition in which "two or more distinct identities or personality states" alternate in controlling the patient's consciousness and behavior. [Multiple personality disorder]"

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