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multiple personality

n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry a mental disorder in which an individual's personality appears to have become separated into two or more distinct personalities, each with its own complex organization. Nontechnical name: split personality

mul′tiple personal′ity


n.
a mental disorder in which a person acquires several personalities that function independently.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.multiple personality - a relatively rare dissociative disorder in which the usual integrity of the personality breaks down and two or more independent personalities emergemultiple personality - a relatively rare dissociative disorder in which the usual integrity of the personality breaks down and two or more independent personalities emerge
dissociative disorder - dissociation so severe that the usually integrated functions of consciousness and perception of self break down
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Multiple personality has existed in the scientific literature since at least the 19th century Even earlier cases were reported, but were not initially described in terms of multiple personality, Similarly, multiple personality has existed in the DSM since its inception in 1952.
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