Current and archived curated/annotated News in Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), or Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) as collected daily from Google Search utilizing Diigo and by visiting blogs of other people who are also multiples.
--- by Ann M Garvey --- Anns are dissociative and believe being dissociative is something that should be treated respectfully.
Mind Mapping - the NEWS (slowly - work in process)
Monday, August 13, 2012
8-1-12 to 8-12-12 (Complete) News items in red meet Ann's standards as being on the Ignorant List
University Behavioral Health of El Paso offers mental health and chemical dependency treatment for patients of all ages in El Paso, Texas. We provide comprehensive mental health services, including conduct disorder treatment, multiple personality disorder and hypochondriac treatment, as well as specialized care for other mental health disorders for children, teens, adults and mature adults in El Paso, Texas.
We offer inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services for conduct disorder treatment, multiple personality disorder, hypochondriac treatment, specialized therapy for co-occurring disorders, whether the individual patient has multiple mental illnesses or a mental health disorder and chemical dependency program.
Through our specialized programs we are able to provide effective therapy that is designed to meet the needs of certain groups.
or adolescents and adults, we offer treatment for multiple personality, conduct disorder, and co-occurring disorders treatment in Denton, Texas for multiple mental health conditions or a combination of mental health and chemical dependency problems.
University Behavioral Health of Denton offers specialized care for dissociative disorder, conduct disorder and other mental health and chemical dependency problems in programs that are designed to meet specific needs. programs for women, youth, military members, and faith based programs.
The ABC soap, “One Life To Live” was a sizzling story about town matriarch Viki Lord’s and the many citizens. From the start, the action in Llanview, Pa., has centered around newspaper publisher, university president, former mayor and sometime waitress and oft-married Viki Lord Riley Buchanan Buchanan Carpenter Davidson Banks, the rock of the town despite her multiple personality disorder.
Her portrayer, Erika Slezak, who was playing Desdemona in Buffalo, N.Y., when she got the role in 1971, took one last curtain call Thursday at a tribute to the show on “The View,” which airs today. And in an interview in her dressing room before the taping, she teared up a few times as she talked about leaving Llanview.
I’m starting off my new year by having an identity crisis. Once upon a time, I thought I knew exactly who I was, namely a redneck with eclectic tastes. And, no, Eclectic ain’t just a town in Alabama.
I wish I could state that definitively who I am. Maybe you can’t either, or you think you’d just confuse other people if you tried to explain yourself. I’ll tell you about my multiple personalities, and perhaps you’ll feel better if you’re an odd duck like me.
At my funeral, I want passages read from Shakespeare, John Keats, John Donne, and Habakkuk 3: 17-19 (my life verses). I also want the music to include “Old Rugged Cross,” Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down,” Schubert’s “Ave Maria;” and Mozart’s “Requiem.” And don’t forget the usual “Amazing Grace.”
OK. This has been about me, me, me. But here’s my point. I think most of us would have difficulty answering the-who-am-I question. Or am I the only one who finds it hard to wear a label? Should we even be limited by labels?
An extraordinary scene depicts Lyssa's dragon surfacing and speaking with Eddie. It is like a dissociative identity disorder: Lyssa exists with a separate distinct being inside. Like Eddie, Lyssa lives with grief because of personal loss, and she is terrified of her power. Lyssa also has pyrokinetic abilities, but there is far more to this heroine's story.
Even after Eddie breaches her defenses, slowly wheedling his way into her life, she is determined to protect him from a looming showdown with the Cruor Venator — and what is buried inside her. The loneliness and sadness of both these characters radiate from the pages in waves. What I liked about their relationship is that it is developed very slowly over the course of the story, a "slow burn" in more ways than one.
Liu doesn't hold back from exposing the dark underbelly of society, incorporating serious social problems such as homelessness, spousal and child abuse and prejudice in what proves to be a gripping multilayered tale. Be forewarned, Within the Flames has its share of violence and grisly kill scenes, but I have to say I felt no remorse when the bad guys got their due. This is a creative, emotional tale.
Does anyone know if Fred Van Lente suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder? Because it certainly feels like two distinctly different people wrote the beginning and end of the first issue of the new Valiant Entertainment’s reboot of Archer & Armstrong.
So, basically four bucks for twelve decent pages to read. Even with the five page Ninjak preview in the back-up story slot, this issue hits your wallet like those old Image #0 issues. I can only recommend that you either start with Archer & Armstrong #2, or wait for the trade paperback. At least then, twelve pages of fiddling about won’t be 50% of the book.
Can someone help me.. How did you figure out your alters, and there personalities and how to classify them? I understand you don't always have them all out at once, but the ones you know of.... My head so jumbled I can't seem to do it. And I need help
DID doesn't always make sense to me but it makes more sense than not knowing what I have or just "depression". Your lovelies will also help you to understand and classify them more as well. They may let themselves be known.
Dissociative identity disorder or often abbreviated as DID is a psychological phenomenon that existing throughout the world and has not known for exactly what the cause is.
There is much debate over Dissociative Identity Disorder, some psichilogists say that this phenomenon is generally due to a chilhood trauma, some said that it is only a false memory created by hypnisis, but until now, this could not be ascertained. However, How do we explain about someone who does not speak Arabic suddenly become fluent in the languange?
There are dozens of different topics on which a psychology speech can be written. For instance, you can choose to talk about on the different behaviors of human mind. You can talk about how different sorts of behavior are inherited from parents. You can talk about how some children have autism and what causes it. No matter what sort of topic you consider for the psychology speech, ensure that you feel comfortable with it and you can deliver it with confidence.
Following are some ideas for psychology speech topics that you may use for your own speech.
• Abraham Maslow’s human need’s hierarchy • Mental Stress • Dissociative Identity Disorder
Schizophrenia Jokes (Also It's Not Multiple Personality Disorder)
Let me preface this post with this warning: My life sucks nowadays. I wake up in the morning thinking "oh God not another new day". I go to sleep thinking "Yay, six whole hours of no one screwing with me". But I put on a happy face for my patients and a snarky face for my Twitter followers. Which leaves this blog as pretty much the only place I can really be myself. And today's one of those days when the whole weight of how much my life sucks is really pounding me in the face.
I'm schizophrenic and so am I.National Schizophrenic's Convention: Anybody who's everybody will be there!If a schizophrenic threatens suicide, is it declared a hostage situation?
I may be schizophrenic but at least I have each other.
Paranoid schizophrenic: Are you staring at us?
So schizophrenia has always been portrayed as multiple personality disorder in the mass media, even though every medical student in diapers knows that's not the case. And I certainly am not above cracking the same jokes to make people smile.
However, as a supposed psychiatrist YOU should know that it is a common misconception that schizophrenia and MPD are the same thing, and jokes to that effect are so common they have become part of popular culture. So if you want to correct me, go shove your judgment up the arse of every single clown out there who has ever cracked one of 'em. Start by Googling 'schizophrenia jokes'. The first page itself will give YOU voices in your head.
In abusive homes, one of the most common areas of suppression is that of reporting abuse, telling what is said behind closed doors and telling when the child has been frightened, hurt, neglected or intimidated.
Each time a child is forced to remain silent when she is abused, it creates inner tension. If the inner tension is too strong, she will need to create an inner escape valve. One type of escape valve is to dissociate.
Since she cannot separate herself from the abuse in any physical way, creating inner personalities can provide a sense of distance at least from the most intense aspects of the abuse, as well as take down some of the overwhelming sense of fear and pain of the moments of abuse and neglect.
Alice Miller, author of many books on awareness, including Breaking Down the Wall of Silence, calls those who practice abuse tyrants, and says "Those addicted to power--the tyrants of the world--pay (for their actions) with the lives of others."
The real issue, and one of the strongest indications of the hidden value of people who dissociate is that society is running from itself, from its own deepest fears and feelings.
Though this blog can only scratch the surface of this deeply embedded pattern, the silence that is enforced when children are abused not only damages the child. It damages the abusers and society as a whole.
The changes we need to make as a society need to be made in each moment. I urge you to step up to your life moments with integrity, courage and honest awareness. By doing that, we will be creating an atmosphere of awareness and gradually cleaning the mountain of reeking silence society has created.
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There is a petition being circulated that is giving research to back removing DID from the DSMV - I have provided a page with more information - please read and do whatever to get our voices heard. http://www.igdid.com/h226-apa thank you for your participation. We only have two weeks to be heard.
I was looking on Amazon and saw a new book on DID is about to come out so I looked up the author and found a wikipage. I have not heard of this author before. Does anyone know anything? Searching I found a neurowicki - which I am going to read in a bit.
I can somehow understand if a person for some reason likes to pretend she or he has that condition, and of course that would mean there's something else seriously wrong with the person. But why do other people agree to waste money and time on documenting such hoax cases, as in to take part in them?
A blond woman in the Australian tv-series "The Extraordinary": - They say she's been diagnosed to have 68 personalities.
Here's my main problem with this scenario. This is supposed to be multiple personalities of one person, as in all personalities working the same brain in the same body. The body that has a damaged tissue causing blindness. There is NO way a psychological condition can fix a physicaldamage. It would be physically impossible for any personality to see better than another.
In this case the personality that supposedly has taken over the woman's core personality did not know anything but just guessed it must have been something extreme in her childhood that she could not cope with. In order to give at least a little credibility they should offer case-sensitive details. I
Is this kind of a documentary some kind of a new "art" form or simply an immoral attempt to pretend on real serious illnesses and evil, just to see how many believe it?
The danger being those we have elected as leaders, now masquerading as paragons of virtue and fountains of knowledge, are MPDs - where there "...is the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states...that recurrently take control of behaviour" [Wikipedia].
I am no psychologist, but enjoy objectively analysing extreme human behaviour. An obsession with bestsellers recently led me to legendary novelist Sydney Sheldon’s Tell Me Your Dreams where serial murderer Ashley Patterson exhibits symptoms of Multiple Personality Disorder [MPD]. Myth has it that ‘too intelligent’ people sometimes show signs of coherent insanity – eventually dying prematurely of drug-induced stress or maniac depression!
But if I ‘deserted’ from the camps to be a student activist, became a doctoral candidate, college lecturer, democracy activist, divorcee, NGO fraud suspect, ‘multiple’ party member, musician, praise singer and anti-libertarian – all in one lifetime – they’d better urgently seek MPD therapy!
After 32 years of post-independence tyranny, we Zimbabweans whose behaviour is guided by a universal moral compass must use our single alters to vote misguided nationalists and banish them from power. There are those genuinely afflicted with MPD. They deserve our sympathy. But in 2013, the little freedom that we have must be used as an instrument of exorcism.
I am not sure if other people feel this sort what extent, I think that all people that dissociate avoid. Probably people who do not dissociate also avoid, but I'm thinking that we have a particular problem and that we know what we're supposed to be doing, but don't seem to be able to do it. We are supposed to be working on school. I know this is something that the parts to more than me, and it is getting to the point that more and more of the system are beginning to worry about are we going to be able to continue if I don't let go. But still I sit here and think about not knowing how to do it.
I think that there are parts of my system that know how to do the work in that part of my job as host is to get them the time they need to do the work, but I am having trouble letting go. I feel worried over it, so it would seem the easiest thing in the world to just somehow handover the control I have in my life to them.
I am finding my way around thinking about multiplicity, almost all the time I'm up. We have had it for so long but it seems like just a short time since I've been dealing with it, face forward. I know that I have a doctor session this afternoon and that might be a good time to talk about it, but still I sit here with four hours to go and there's this battle going on in my head over what is going to be done during that time.
“Joey”Pedersen walked to his mother’s apartment in Salem on May 24 last year. The sky, he recalls, was blue and white, vast and strange. He wore new slacks and a collared shirt. A cheap red tie bothered his neck, covering the tattooed initials of “Supreme White Power” that circle his throat. He marveled at the people, streets, and stores, sights he’d only imagined during his time in solitary confinement—11 of the almost 15 years he’d spent in various jails and prisons. He was 30, free for the first time since he was 16.
Pedersen’s new life was short. On September 26, he and girlfriend Holly Grigsby enacted a scene in Everett, Washington, that he later said he’d planned for years: Grigsby told detectives she slashed his stepmother’s throat, killing her; Pedersen killed his father, shooting him in the head. Then, driving through Oregon in his father’s car with the man’s body slumped in the front seat, Pedersen and Grigsby allegedly murdered Cody Myers, a 19-year-old from Lafayette who happened to be in Newport for a jazz festival, stole his car, and fled to California. The California Highway Patrol captured the couple on October 5, the same day Myers’s body was found in a forest near the Oregon coast. Police announced that Pedersen and Grigsby were also suspected in the racially motivated killing of a black California man named Reginald Clark.
Pedersen’s mother, meanwhile, suffered multiple personality disorder, according to court records. When the couple divorced in 1993, neither parent sought custody of Pedersen or his sister. The siblings moved into the house of an aunt living in Stayton, Oregon.
Every morning when Claire wakes up, she has no clue who she is, where she is or who she can trust. So when a man jumps out from under her bed to tell her that the people who claim to be her family are really trying to kill her, she has no choice but to believe him.
Communication is difficult for the characters in the show, because many of them also suffer from some sort of abnormality or disability. In addition to Claire’s memory loss, several characters also battle lisps, limps, slurred speech and multiple personality disorder.
Fraser believes that the abnormality that Millet and several other characters have to face is representational of obstacles, either physical or mental, that many people have to overcome in daily life.
“It is just dealing with it and figuring out how to deal with life to that point,” he says.
This psychological disorder is also referred to as Dissociative Determine Problem (DID), which is a kind of psychogenic amnesia. An specific struggling from this situation has the capacity to repress memories of a tragic occasion for a presented period of time of time. This outcomes in fragmentation of the self and experiences until it alters a person’s core personality.
Walker has partnered with Ascend Health Corp., a Tricare provider, on an anti-stigma campaign. He has visited more than 40 military installations and 13,000 service members since the partnership began in 2008.
In 1999, he checked himself into a state hospital in California where he remained for 20 days. He learned he had Dissociative Identity Disorder, or multiple personality disorder.
Walker said he figured out he created different personalities to deal with the childhood teasing. When he played football, he played angry.
"I made myself invincible, but in doing so I lost sight of who I was," Walker said.
Individuals suffering with schizophrenia often exhibit profound psychotic behaviors. When psychosis is present, the bizarre delusions could be confused with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder), because to an onlooker with no knowledge of the disorder, it appears that the individual has taken on the personality and/or behaviors of a completely separate identity.
The agitated or hostile states present with DID, however, can be associated with one or more intrusive personalities, and is not a common symptom of the disorder. Similarly, the affective flattening, a lack of empathy or emotion, or emotional responses which are completely out of context, may also apply to some of the personalities hosted by individuals with DID.
Antipsychotic drugs, and drugs to help control anxiety are useful in treating dissociative disorders (Hansell & Damour, 2008).
Author Candyce Roberts has walked with many survivors of abuse as a minister of inner healing to those who are traumatized.
The ministry of inner healing involves inviting Jesus into the wounded areas of our heart and allowing him to bring healing to our past memories and broken parts. In focusing on sufferers of abuse, Roberts has often met those who have a ‘fractured personality’ (like Dissociative Identity Disorder but she cautions non-mental health professionals against diagnosing anyone). Often in sessions of prayer ministry, survivors of abuse will manifest different personalities. These are parts of the self that need healing and integration.
Her rhetoric about SRA is not the goat/human sacrifice hysteria of the late 1980′s, but she does posit that there are victims of abuse perpetuated by members pf cults(Satanists or otherwise) who intentionally fragment the personality of a child through ritual abuse. This is a bold and controversial claim, not least because trauma memories are not universally accepted as particularly reliable. Wounded people may ‘remember’ traumas in therapy when primed by a therapist, whether or not the events actually occurred.
Swales was joined in his Sybil search by Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen, a professor of comparative literature at the University of Washington. As a longtime critic of psychoanalysis, Borch-Jacobsen had interviewed Sybil's old backup psychiatrist, Dr. Herbert Spiegel, for The New York Review of Books. The title of the piece, published in 1997, made clear what Spiegel and Borch-Jacobsen thought of MPD. "Sybil," the article was called. "The Making of a Disease."
I am...we all are...in totality (i.e. the sum of us that is seen as "me")...programmed to protect our parents.
I think my T is losing patience with it, though he is still so kind about it. Even if I don't act it out, don't say what's in my head, if he starts talking about the ways their neglect, abuse and abandonment has clearly affected me, I begin to list the reasons why it is not true, or if it is true, not their fault, or if it is their fault how understandable it was considering the circumstances...or if all else fails, it is still my fault, because I failed to confront it.
T wants me to be angry about what happened, but I don't. I can't even feel human enough to have a right to have been treated the way any halfwaydecent parent would treat their child.
he best I can do is chalk it up to some sort of natural disaster. That's what my upbringing was. An act of God. A twist of fate. The thing that happens when something uninvited comes to be and the world is forced to teach it how it never should have existed. I feel guilty for making the world do that to me...I know nobody wanted to do it, but they had to because I had the audacity to aspire to life. I don't want to be like this anymore.
The normal pattern would be just to peace out mentally and leave it to the crew to figure out who I need to be right now. But I don't want to survive right now. I want to be me. I want to live my life. I want to be able to appreciate everything wonderful in my life without other parts of me arguing or $#%^ talking while I'm doing it. I have a family and there's a piece of me that wants to walk away and just go live another life every day. And there's a piece of me that hates myself for having a part that could do something so horrible to those I love. It's exhausting...
Joanne Woodward won an Academy Award for best actress for her portrayal of Eve, a woman with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), who displays three distinct personalities. The film is based on the case of Chris Costner Sizemore who suffered from DID, although her real identity and connection to the film wasn’t revealed to the public until 1975. Lizzie, another film about a woman with multiple personalities, was released the same year as The Three Faces of Eve.
No, I’m not talking about possession, mind swapping or even multiple personality disorder. (It has another name, mind – one my son keeps insisting I use, but bah. He’s asleep. Besides, they’re all coming up with new fangled names for the same madness.) I’ve written that type of thing excessively, mind, and in all genres which betrays perhaps a morbid fear or perhaps my subconscious screaming in your ears.
Quallybears thread led me to think of this! What does everyone think? Does anybody know anyone who suffers from the disorder? To me it's probably the most confusing mental health issue out there because it really is so difficult to understand and figure out!
I was watching Oprah one day and she was doing a show on multiple personality disorder. She was interviewing different people and one of the women had something like 93 different "people"/personalities in her mind! Fascinating!
(Think Primal Fear if you've seen it and if you haven't, watch it!!)
On a slightly more highbrow plane (pardon the expression): “Where is Hedley Mason museum?” Do they mean the the Headley Whitney? They might (4435 Old Frankfort Pike). But probably they arrived here because we wrote about a Shirley Ardell Mason exhibit at the Headley Whitney last year, The Hidden Art of Sybil and Her Other Selves: Shirley A. Mason. Mason was better known as “Sybil.” She gained notoriety following the publication of Flora Schreiber’s book, that outed her as her famous multiple personality disorder patient from the book and the movie (Sally Field). Mason fled fame and settled quietly in Lexington as an artist until her death in 1998. (Ace’s 2001 coverstory here.
Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies -- not humans -- and most likely triggered by Artemis’s dabbling with fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy.
Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind -- and the grips of a giant squid -- in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants?
He has what is called the Atlantis Complex, which gives him OCD, excessive paranoia, and a multiple personality disorder, among other things.
However, Nicki Minaj, is the topic I'm kind of agitated about. The reason being is that she's stated they are also alter-ego's that she's created but at a young age she say's in order to escape the trauma in her life she would become different characters.
Now as much as I can understand that, the problem with me is that she's beautifying this "Multiple Personality Bit" as if it's not really a realcondition and can be made up by anyone.
I was just wondering how my fellow multiples feel about her promoting herself as this "Multiple Personality B****".
“He’s doing a thriller called Identity, and Pocket Books acquired the rights to publish the novel based on the movie. The editor called me to ask if I knew anyone who wanted to write it. The movie deals with multiple personality disorder, and since your first novel was all about MPD, I thought of you. Interested? They’re offering ten thousand dollars.”
Then, predictably so and almost on queue they took the “Crazy” route by saying well, the Tea Party has this idea of America in their head that doesn’t actually exist, but it exists only in their minds. So the Tea Party is essentially a group of patriotic Americans with multiple personality disorder. Luckily Senator Tom Coburn, who was a guest on the show heard every thing the liberal panel said and he responded with facts and lectured the egghead circle jerk for not knowing what the Tea Party is really about.
The following excerpt about psychic phenomena experienced by Pearl Lenore Curran is from her autobiographical 1920 article that appeared in The Unpartizan Review.
The following excerpt (with a footnote in parentheses) is from Morton Prince's 1905 nonfiction case study of 'Miss Beauchamp' published as The Dissociation of a Personality. Such a case would now be categorized as one of Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly Multiple Personality Disorder).
But what I am heartened by is that a subject which only the Canadian publishers, as yet, have been brave enough to fly–dissociative identity disorder and child exploitation, not far-flung, but of the homegrown variety–has been taken up and embraced by ordinary people in ordinary places.
And here and now, Walmart is ordinary and ubiquitous. That Walmart featured Web of Angels, that people have been buying it, pushing it back onto the Globe bestseller list, with no ads, no hype, not even a prize (yet!), is heart-warming.
Of all places, Walmart demonstrates that by featuring Web of Angels. Doesn’t that give you hope?
This is a theoretical question because my good friend with DID is living overseas at the moment. But this is the question I wanted to ask, but always felt I couldn't. Can a friend be at risk from an alter? I have only got to know the nice protector types...but I know there are darker alters.
Multiple Personality Christians by Dr. James B. Richards
To some degree, everyone has multiple personalities. That’s right! At least once we have all put on a different personality for one reason or another. As children we adapted to make our parents happy. Maybe we became the people our teachers wanted us to be to gain approval at school. We’ve all made adjustments. People who grew up in abusive situations adapted for survival.
Every family has roles we learned to fit into.
Multiple Personality Disorder is not as complex as it may seem. It is simply a learned behavioral response to different environments. In many MPD or DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) cases, the need to survive drives the disorder.
In the seventh chapter of Romans, Paul identifies this as carnal Christianity: a believer who knows the truth but continues to function according to the old person!
Inter-Identity Autobiographical Amnesia in Patients with Dissociative Identity Disorder
A major symptom of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID; formerly Multiple Personality Disorder) is dissociative amnesia, the inability to recall important personal information. Only two case studies have directly addressed autobiographical memory in DID. Both provided evidence suggestive of dissociative amnesia. The aim of the current study was to objectively assess transfer of autobiographical information between identities in a larger sample of DID patients.
Although patients subjectively reported amnesia for the autobiographical details included in the task, the results indicated transfer of information between identities.
The results call for a revision of the DID definition. The amnesia criterion should be modified to emphasize its subjective nature.
The shocking revelation in the church by Charlyboy was that he doesn’t smoke, drink alcohol nor womanize. He gave the difference between Charles oputa, Charlyboy and Linda, stressing that Charles Oputa is that responsible family man, with eight children and 12 grand children. Charlyboy, he said is never allowed to Mr. Charles Oputa’s house, referring to Charlyboy as a creation and a character. According to Charlyboy, there is a woman in him whose name is Linda. It is that Linda that wears make-ups. He said that Linda directs him on how to be compassionate like women. He stated that Linda was responsible for all the humanitarian works he had done over the years. According to him, without Linda, he couldn’t have done all that. “Linda was created to have to be compassionate like a woman” CB asserted
Speaking on the present reality in the country, Charlyboy said, despite the rot, he was confident that things will one day change for the better. He stressed that he lives in Nigeria, but will never let Nigeria to live in him.
Populated by ill-defined characters, seemingly all afflicted by multiple personality disorder, Wanderlust is unattractively crass, narratively unstable, lowest common denominator folly. Director David Wain flip-flops between comfortable - if boring - Rom Com and loosely offensive Sex Comedy, meandering between tones and notes as vacuous as a super-powered Dyson.
He instructed me to write another story. I complained that I was getting tired of writing these little documents. It's so hard to come up with topics. I went into "wise-girl" mode and wrote about computers having multiple personality disorder. My trainer liked that one.
Even before Garcia ended up on the streets three years ago, she lacked a support system. At 15, she was raped by a man who lied to her about his age. Two months later she found out she was pregnant and left her parents house in search for him. Ten years of physical abuse and four children later, she wound up in multiple women’s shelters waiting for section 8 housing.
She was diagnosed with ADHD, extreme depression, bipolar disorder, and multiple personality disorder.
“They told me my brain waves were not right,” said Garcia. “They give me pills once a month and that’s the extent of my care.”
Garcia was prescribed Abilify, Celexa and Trazodone.
Each year, 3.5 million people experience homelessness and of this statistic, 22 percent suffer from a mental illness, according to SAMHSA.
Garcia is one of 770,000 homeless people in the U.S. suffering from a mental illness.
The most bizarre thing is I don't even see these titles when I look at the queue, until after they arrive. My husband says they were there for months, slowly creeping up the queue. I guess "I" did put them in the queue, because the mystery DVD's I bothered to watch have turned out to be DID-related in some way. I don't even want to look at the queue now! What next?
Philosophydiscuss Is someone with multiple personality disorder more than one person?* in the Apologetics Forum forums; Why? What are the minimal requirements to classify as a person? Also, if one of his personalities is Rev. Jekyll and the other terrorist Hyde, ...
Why? What are the minimal requirements to classify as a person? Also, if one of his personalities is Rev. Jekyll and the other terrorist Hyde, what can we say about his eternal affairs?
The notion of multiple personalities is more a construction of soap opera fiction than clinical observation. The phenomenon known as Dissociative identity disorder is a dissociation not to sound redundant.
what most people call multiple personality disorder is not thought to exist.
I have heard that this disorder has been generally disproven, Sybil for example has been exposed as a hoax, and I've read that current psychological theories tend to disbelieve the existence of multiple personalities.
Being a ventriloquist, Wesker has an extreme case of dissociative identity disorder, blaming all of his crimes on a puppet named Scarface.
Arnold Wesker developed Dissociative Identity Disorder at a very young age after witnessing the assassination of his own mother at the hands of a rival Mafia family. In order to distract himself from the horrors of real life, he turned to ventriloquism as a means of venting his pent up frustration.
Woody eventually convinced Wesker to kill Donnegan and escape Blackgate, resulting in a desperate struggle that scarred the dummy. Thus, Scarface was born.
Arnold Wesker's multiple personalities could make for one really interesting "Dark Knight" villain, casting him in a somewhat sympathetic light.
Not only would the vast majority of people find The Ventriloquist to be the least threatening villain in the "Dark Knight" trilogy, but they'd also have a very hard time taking him seriously.
I have been curious and interested in DID for awhile now. I have had some therapy in the past for domestic violence which then led me to talking about the sexul abuse that took place when I was young which I did not remember until years later. Yet through talking to her one of my concerns was this very disorder.
also question if the sexual abuse occcured more than one time. I also remember the first incident of the abuse that I went away somewhere else in my head.
remember hearing a voice in my head saying its ok now you can come back. Also, At the time of seeing my T I remember hearing my thoughts in 3rd person analizing everything I did or saying things like "Oh she is anxious and this or that" It worried me and told my T. later I stopped therapy because I felt I was doing ok. So Idk if I have this disorder or if I have a level of dissociation. I
I also remember going to a confrence around the time I was remembering the sexual abuse and they were talking about DID and it frightened me so I became very upset crying and i could not understand why. I do remember feeling very detatched from myself then like I was in a fog. sorry for the long post. just curious if anyone has any input or ideas. would be grateful for it.
Borderline personality disorder is a specific personality disorder. A personality disorder is a set of traits and long held, often inflexible, beliefs which tends to interfere with "normal" functioning in society. There are different types of personality disorders. Borderline personality disorder is one of many specific classifications of personality disorders.
2AM’s Jinwoon has multiple personality disorder? Seulong recently provided pictures through twitter that showed very strange sides of Jinwoon. He looks very crazy indeed!
Seulong tweeted on June 25, “Jung Jinwoon. I think he is definitely suffering from multiple personality disorder. I laughed. He’s crazy. It’s only the two of us inside of the dormitory and I’m scared… This is just like a horror movie. Kkk.”
DID Diagnosis & Treatment Book due to be published
Dr. Ron Moline, M.D., a member of the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychiatry faculty and a psychiatrist since 1966, wants to end the doubt.
In his new book, Moline argues for the validity of the diagnosis and recommends a non-standard treatment course based on his own success with DID patients. The Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Case Study and Contemporary Perspective will be published by this winter.
The heart of Moline’s authority is his longtime work with one DID patient whose journey he chronicles in the book. Prior to encountering this patient, a well-educated professional woman with a family, Moline said he was skeptical about DID. This case cleared his uncertainty.
“The field of psychiatry is almost as divided on the diagnosis of this condition as it is on the politics of this country,” he said, noting that its incidence became widely recognized in the 1980s, hand-in-hand with the rise of cultural questions about gender and other aspects of identity.
“This book is important for two reasons,” Moline said. “It addresses skepticism about the diagnosis and deals with questions about it, and it questions the orthodoxy of treatment among the so-called ‘experts.’ I would like to persuade the psychiatric profession that the diagnosis is real, and persuade clinicians that the treatment is much less formulaic that some would want.”
Walker talked about his internal struggle with Dissociative Identity Disorder, which he says he developed as a way of coping with always being told he couldn’t succeed throughout his career. He was reluctant to admit he had a problem until his ex-wife started to fear his temper.
He told the audience about his month-long stay at a mental hospital, where he learned about his disorder and how to control it.
According to the World Health Organization, DID, more commonly known as multiple personality disorder, is a mental condition that leads the victim to develop different personalities in order to cope with troubling or unsettling experiences.
Walker is the current spokesperson for Freedom Care, which is “a specialized mental health and addiction treatment program for service members,” according to their web site. One of Freedom Care’s focuses is identifying and treating post traumatic stress disorder.
What are the main symptoms of dissociative identity disorder?
In DID, there are two or more distinct identities or personality states that continually have power over the person's behavior. There's also inability to recall key personal information that is too far-reaching to be simple forgetfulness. There are also highly distinct memory -- and even physiological -- variations which fluctuate with the person's different personality states or "alters".
So I’ve started reading some blogs of people with DID. I find it fasinating, as I was not taught a lot about DID in my psychopathology class. We did watch Sybil and wrote a paper on her diagnosis, prognosis and so on, but I have not met/read about anyone with DID until recently. Bourbonhas written extensively on her system, protraying her alters throughout the blog.
Bourbon mentioned “Today I’m Alice” as a good book to read, and I have started that over the last few days. It is enthralling and I’m so glad I’m reading it. When reading about Alice and her alters, I really want to punch her Dad in the face. I feel so outraged when I read about the abuse and trauma people go through. Yes, some do not develop DID, or borderline personality disorder (BPD) for example, but that does not invalidate those who do suffer abuse and become diagnosed with DID. I hope to learn more about DID and understand what it’s like (to the best of my ability, as I do not have DID).
This disorder - now more commonly referred to as disassociative identity disorder - causes much debate among psychologists. Here, Dr Richard Cluft explains to us some of the basics of Multiple Personality Disorder
Human evolution: Skull 1470, it turns out, has a multiple personality disorder
Yes, indeed. Skull 1470 has long been notorious for its ability to assume different shapes depending on how it is reconstructed.”
Just recently, National Geographic magazine commissioned four artists to reconstruct a female figure from casts of seven fossil bones thought to be from the same species as skull 1470. One artist drew a creature whose forehead is missing and whose jaws look vaguely like those of a beaked dinosaur. Another artist drew a rather good-looking modern African-American woman with unusually long arms. A third drew a somewhat scrawny female with arms like a gorilla and a face like a Hollywood werewolf. And a fourth drew a figure covered with body hair and climbing a tree, with beady eyes that glare out from under a heavy, gorilla-like brow. 
Hey, as promised here's my new release. This isn't a vault, I actually just finished it. This song is called Multiple Personality Disorder because it jumps all over the place. I kind of like how it turned out though. It was a blast to write! Check it out!
Herschel Walker, a former NFL football player, Heisman trophy winner and mental health patient, came to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Thursday to talk to service members about the stigma associated with getting help for mental disorders.
Walker has been visiting military bases and other mental health installations worldwide since 2008 to speak about his own personal struggles with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder.
“I’ll tell you what, I love Herschel Walker,” he said to the crowd. “If I got 25 different personalities, I love them all, good, bad and the ugly. Because one of them won a Heisman trophy and one of them went to the White House a couple times, one of them spoke in front of Congress and one of them got me in the NFL.”
’ve been watching documentaries and things on Dissociative identity disorder/ Multiple Personality Disorder (DID/MPD) for the past 2 days. I
People are always confusing Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and Multiple Personality disorder
When you havesevere depression,ednos,multiple personalities, andsocial phobiait’s much more than just finding someone who takes your insurance.
my mind is like a maze that i cant escape from, it seems to go on forever and each time i believe i’m making progress, i wind right back at the start somehow because i’ve been following the wrong path all along.
how ever will i feel sane again? i’m not quite so sure that i ever will, my mind is too broken and some of the pieces have been lost, i dont think i can ever be fully glued back together again, not at this point. i’ll always remain broken, imperfect and quite obviously used. i just wish there was a way to be shiny and new again, but i’m beginning to lose hope of that being a possibility for me, for us. maybe we were made just to be broken.
My fiance Shayla, has DID, cause of multiple abuse in the past. I love her with every fiber of my being, I also love and accept her alters. Some harder than others. But I care for them all. Now, I have had troubles in the past with protectors, very violent protectors...but they haven't shown up or have been "killed off" I guess.
I will be woken up with me being choked, beaten and kicked. This one is sort of strange, it doesn't speak, doesn't acknowledge me speaking to it, it will try to trick me to looking another direction and attempt to hit me. After hitting me, it will breathe very heavy, and try to swing at me again.
Like I said, I love her with all my heart, I'll never leave her, I've been with her for nearly 2 years now, and have met many nice, kind and sweet alters, and she as well is sweet and kind. What can I do when this one comes out?
Theme: You are a patient at Serenity Village, a psychiatric ward for the mentally disturbed. Due to a mistake in the daily medication distribution, many of the patients with weak mental fortitude have developed multiple personality disorder. Some of these personalities are destructive and cause patients to wander the halls at night strangling others with stethoscopes and IV drips. Other personalities are of superheroes fighting for justice. Each anonymous M-FM account will be wielded by TWO forum users except for the Godfather (his scheming and plotting has kept him “sane”) and the Mayor (wrongly committed due to bad lawyers and an insanity plea for a crime he did not commit).
Do people with MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder) share the same thoughts and feelings as the other split personalities?
Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) is a mental illness which is now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). The media and popular culture often refer to people who suffer from the illness of having two or more personalities as being 'schizophrenic', but schizophrenia is an entirely different illness.
One site we trust is the BBC Health. A search for "multiple personality disorder" brings up a few results including this one summarising different kinds of Personality Disorders.
A search for "Dissociative Identity Disorder" brings up a few results across the BBC too, including an interview with a woman called Ruth Deewho talks about her life and the psychotherapy that helps her live with her nine different personalities. Getting info from people who actually live with the condition can often be the best way to learn about how it effects people.
You can ask a librarian for help finding good books or you can have a look in the non fiction section around 616.85 for books about Dissociative Identity Disorder and other aspects of abnormal psychology. In your library you might also be able to find biographies of people living with DID.
As Roland follows his quest to locate the legendary Dark Tower (which is the “nexus of all universes,” in case you were wondering), he is accompanied by a posse of colorful characters, including Susannah Dean – a wheelchair bound black woman from the 1960s who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, more commonly known as multiple personality disorder.
Susannah’s two personalities—the benign Odetta and violent Detta—were apparently born after a tragic childhood encounter with a serial killer that also left her physically impaired. While it is true that “DID (dissociative identity disorder) typically develops in childhood as a result of severe and sustained trauma,” (PsychCentral) it remains to be seen if the fantastical nature of this trilogy will lend itself to an accurate portrayal of an individual with this particular illness.
Perhaps an epic, cross-genre work of fiction isn’t where audiences will find their inaccuracies about DID dispelled, but deconstructing the character of Susannah Dean and seeing where she lines up with (and departs from) an actual individual with the disorder will be interesting to say the least.
Cases like Hans' seem to hint at a rather exotic idea: Perhaps more than one "person" or "personality" (whatever that means, exactly) can inhabit the same brain. That's certainly what bestselling authors like Flora Rheta Schreiber and Daniel Keyes insisted when they wrote their "true-life" accounts of patients with multiple personality disorder.
Certain regions of the cerebral cortex help those processes feel like parts of a unified whole, in both physical and conceptual terms, but "identities" and "personas" are both likely to be products of the human imagination.
This is a horrendous article. I have read Stranger in the mirror and it's a great book. Loftus even attacks the SCID-D that Steinberg developed. (Steinberg Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders)
The Most Dangerous Book You May Already Be Reading
Presents information on the book 'Stranger in the Mirror,' by psychiatrist Marlene Steinberg which focused on Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Discussion on the relation of DID to traumatic experiences due to childhood sexual abuse; Views concerning the test developed by the author to detect DID.By Elizabeth Loftus, Ph.D., published on November 01, 2000 - last reviewed on December 23, 2010
Multiple Personalities, now knows as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), is the single most controversial diagnosis in the diagnostic manual. Most would agree with that statement I think.
One of the most bizarre aspects of this diagnosis and its promoters is the wish to have their cake and eat it too.
DID patients, therapists and promoters seem to have a problem with responsibility. Basically they can disavow responsibility for anything with negative consequences for the patient/client/consumer but otherwise expect the world to treat the DID patient as a completely competent and responsible citizen. Does that sound just a little too convenient?
This weekend I made some progress on Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. Probably the most famous character from that game — given that she’s on the boxart — is Jeanette Voerman, everyone’s favorite Malkavian. Jeanette & Therese are the most interesting characters in the game, in my opinion.
For those who have played the game, or don’t care about me spoiling it, you’ll know that Jeanette & Therese are in fact the same person. Voerman (as I will refer to them as a combined individual) has a split personality, officially know as Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly Multiple Personality Disorder.
I, however, disagree with this. I don’t think Jeanette ever existed on her own as a person. She was always a creation of Therese’s mind. It fits with the profile of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).