multiple personality disorder


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multiple personality disorder

n.
A psychiatric disorder in which two or more distinct personalities exist in the same person, each of which prevails at a particular time. Also called dissociative identity disorder.
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He had a multiple personality disorder and drank, as well as taking anti-psychotic medication before the robbery.
Ginny had childhood paranoid schizophrenia with multiple personality disorder.
It causes multiple personality disorder and also ostensibly mental incompetence.
Once called multiple personality disorder, it frequently is the result of severe stress or trauma, such as incest or rape and serves as a coping mechanism.
After the Golden Age, other "spectacular" syndromes depicted in mental health pictures and popular genres included: conversion disorder ("Freud," 1962); multiple personality disorder ("The Three Faces of Eve," 1957); dissociative disorder ("The Swimmer, 1968"); erotomania/de Clerambault's syndrome ("Fatal Attraction," 1987; "The Story of Adele H," 1975); alcoholic hallucinosis and delirium tremens ("The Lost Weekend," 1945); acute schizophrenia ("The Snake Pit," 1948); and compulsive gambling ("The Lady Gambles," 1949; "California Split," 1974).
In fact, the state is suffering from a multiple personality disorder.
Dawn, who lives with long-term partner Dean, 36, and their children Connor, 10, and sevenyear-old Troy, was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) - also known as Multiple Personality Disorder - in June.
Other TV projects include Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder and Compete for the Meat quiz on the channel Dave.
His sitcom Time Gentlemen Please is a cult classic and his series, Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder, saw him introduce a host of new characters and demonstrate his vast comedic range.
Al's sitcom Time Gentlemen Please (Sky One) has become something of a modern day cult classic and his series, Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder (ITV1) saw him introduce a whole host of new characters and demonstrate his vast comedic range.
Suzanne Collins and Lynne Fitzgerald pull out all the emotional acting stops in a tense tale centred around Dissociative Identity Disorder, better known as multiple personality disorder.
Lucy was one of 4,600 young hopefuls vying for 500 places when she auditioned in February at Edgbaston, and won judges over with a powerful monologue spoken from the perspective of a mum whose child suffers a multiple personality disorder.

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