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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The clients included Celeste, a hesitant individual whose anxiety and tension stemmed from sexual abuse as a child; Alexander, whose quest for acceptance drew out of the complexities of people accepting him as a gay man; and Ariah, who suffered from multiple personality disorder and had a traumatic childhood of multiple types of abuse.
Already making waves as one of the new literary voices of her generation, Akwaeke's book is much more than an artful blend that delves into everything from Multiple Personality Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, suicide, panic attacks, lust, violence, sex, dysfunctional families and much more.
She discovers he has multiple personality disorder, and the most violent one is in control.
Internal self helpers of persons with multiple personality disorder.
Night Shyamalan's "Split," which pushes multiple personality disorder further than "Psycho" or "Dressed to Kill," treating it not as the twist, but as the premise on which this wickedly compelling abduction thriller is founded.
Judge Eleri Rees said Parry had a multiple personality disorder, was emotionally unstable, subject to impulsive, explosive violence and did not take his medication.
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.
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.

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