split personality


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split personality

n.
1. Multiple personality disorder. No longer in scientific use.
2. Schizophrenia. No longer in scientific use.

split personality

n
1. (Psychology) the tendency to change rapidly in mood or temperament
2. (Psychiatry) a nontechnical term for multiple personality

mul′tiple personal′ity


n.
a mental disorder in which a person acquires several personalities that function independently.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.split personality - a relatively rare dissociative disorder in which the usual integrity of the personality breaks down and two or more independent personalities emergesplit 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
Translations

split personality

nsdoppiamento della personalità
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