The behavior pattern commonly known as Multiple Personality
Disorder but now called Dissociative Identity Disorder (American Psychiatric Association, 1994) might be considered only a recent phenomenon.
Far from being harmless, Mahoney believes exorcism can be "extremely destructive" when practiced on patients with undiagnosed multiple personality
The syndrome commonly known as Multiple Personality
Disorder but now called Dissociative Identity Disorder (American Psychiatric Association, 1994) might be thought of as a recent phenomenon.
So multiple personality
is not yet like 'gravity', universally accepted as a scientific concept.
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Childhood Antecedents of Multiple Personality
. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press.
Curtin (1993) presented an excellent discussion of multiple personality
disorder (American Psychiatric Association, 1987), currently known as dissociative identity disorder (American Psychiatric Association, 1994), which provided a useful format for taking a thorough nursing history and performing an assessment.
The chapter devoted to clinical disorders of legal significance seems particularly distorted in its unbalanced focus on diagnoses such as multiple personality
disorder which, although controversial, have relatively little relevance in court.
Ian Hacking's Rewriting the Soul: Multiple Personality
and the Sciences of Memory investigates the lessons to be learned by studying the phenomenon of multiple personality
Corroboration of adult reports proves difficult, but many researchers assert that the frequency of childhood sexual abuse rises significantly in conjunction with many psychological problems, including borderline personality disorder (marked by volatile relationships, moods, and self-image), multiple personality
disorder, substance abuse by women, eating disorders, and somatoform disorders (such as pseudoseizures, pelvic pain, and gastrointestinal disturbances with no known physical cause).
is one such problem case, because prima facie it raises the possibility of a single human body constituting more than one persons during its life-history.
Robin and the others live inside the mazelike mind of a young woman named Sarah, who a year ago was diagnosed as having multiple personality