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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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It is a clear case of multiple personality disorder.
These ideas are supported by some findings that involve connections among dissociative processes, hypnosis, and multiple personality disorder (MPD).
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.
Alice Jamieson has been diagnosed with multiple personality disorder and the ten-year-old talking to me is one of the personalities which inhabits her mind.
In the meantime, Al Murray himself has written and recorded Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder, a brand new character-led sketch series for ITV1 set to air in early 2009.
She plays a women with multiple personality disorder - and a worrying penchant for leopard print, hot pants and a huge afro if the first pictures are anything to go by.
Schizophrenia is frequently misunderstood as split personality or multiple personality.
Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorders will air early next year with a new series of his Happy Hour chat show also planned for this autumn.
In an unusual move, a Japanese court judged Wednesday that a 21-year-old man suffers from multiple personality syndrome in sentencing him to 11 years in prison for fatally stabbing a 26-year-old man in Tokyo in 2006.
A classic case of multiple personality disorder (MPD), Karen survived a childhood of unimaginable horror and was only able to maintain even a tenuous grasp on sanity with the help of 16 alters who lived inside her--men, women, and children, each frozen at a certain age and stage in Karen's development.
A FRACTURED MIND: MY LIFE WITH MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
His latest release, Hotel, could easily be mistaken for the product of an artist laboring under multiple personality disorder, ranging from what Moby calls "decadent, degenerate dance songs" ("Very," "I Like It") to tender romantic ballads ("Love Should," "Forever") and even an introspective, acoustic cover of New Order's new wave classic "Temptation.

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