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A split personality is when a person can be two different personalities at one time. On occasion they can appear nice, helpful, a good friend or even a good lover and without warning they could become selfish, arrogant and cruel. They flip back and forth between the two personalities.
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Dissociative Identity Disorder, commonly known as split personality disorder is a psychiatric disorder in which the patients displays two or more distinct identities (like alt…er egos). Each identity is completely different to the other with their own habits and ways of interacting with the world. For DID to take place the personalities must both routinely take over the persons behaviour. The person will have no recollection of what happened whilst being controlled by the other personality nor will have knowledge of the existence of the other identity. Symptoms include: unexplainable headaches and body pains, depression, severe memory loss, flashbacks of abuse or trauma, unexplainable phobias, comorbidity (the presence of another disorder medical or psychological), sudden anger without cause. Patients with DID have often suffered severe childhood trauma or abuse.
A person can have multiple personalities. It is the person who has the disorder and not the personalities who have the disorder.
Answer A psychologist or a trained and experienced clinical social worker should be able to do an assessment that includes this kind of issue. There are paper-pencil inve…ntories that can help in the assessment process. Your PCP (primary care physician) should be able to refer you to someone. This is better than listing a bunch of symptoms/symptom categories and leaving you with uncomfortable doubts. Answer True split personality is due to Dissociative Identity Disorder, so rare in its true form that many argue that it doesn't actually exist. A real case of DID is a person who displays two or more distinct personalities with their own identity and their own different way of interacting with their environment. However it also includes the person not being able to remember 'being' their alternate personality; they have no consciousness of it. It has become a very stylized sort of thing, especially due to movies, which is why there is some controversy of whether it really exists except in a couple cases of severe emotional trauma. Most people of course, mistakenly call split personality disorder 'schizophrenia', which is a condition in which the person may have hallucinations ("hearing voices") that could be interpreted as having some one other than yourself in your head, or an "alternate personality". However these hallucinations are caused by dysfunctional brain chemistry and are entirely out of the control of the person suffering from the disorder. Finally, many people feel two ways about an issue; this is the inevitable duality of human existence. I myself have felt this way to the point where I argued with myself out loud, but both sides were "me". Sometimes in times of great moral ambiguity or stress we may talk to ourselves, interacting with both worldviews. But it's just like even though we have a left and right brain that both interact with each other despite having different functions, it does not mean that we are two different people.
it depends on the person and if they want to change and it also depends on how bad the case is and how long have they been tapping in to these split personalities and if its a… boy or agirl.need more info
Complete a "Change Archetype" Mission in space stage
Well, one day they act like themselves, and another day they act like some body else.
If someone were to feel like they were fading from existence, and somehow imagine several others into being and play those parts, but block off the memories during those… times - that would be split or 'multiple personality'. There are further diagnistic 'criteria' for DID, and the diagnosis is highly controversial. Famous cases include Eve and Sybil, although most every media case has come under scrutiny and their therapists shown to use bad reporting and dubious practices. Multiples, those people who share a body, do not have split personalities or multiple personality disorder, as they do not meet the diagnostic criteria and are self-aware, not fragments or copies.
The correct term is Dissociative Disorder. See the link below for more information.
This is usually an act up from having schizophrenia. It can vary from 4 different types: Simple, Paranoid, Catatonic, and Hebephrenic. I personally think that this falls under… either paranoid or catatonic. Hope I helped some
You can develop a split personality if you are in a high-stress environment. These environments can be school or home for example.
yes, just as an older child can have split personalitys they just cant be treated for it.
Chat with a mental health doctor. S/He will be able to assist you in determining what's going on, and help you to feel better.
Well there is multiple personality disorder, which is when the person has multiple personalities obviously. They go into what they call their alters, so they have different pe…rsonalities which they name. They actually seem like a different person, their is proof that when one is in their alter, they can have different hand writing and even different eye vision then in their original self. But there is also schizophrenia which is more like being delusional and far from reality, they don't have split personalities, they just go into a different world basically. Since people are not born with these disorders, researchers suspect that these are triggered by a traumatic event. For example a death of their child or sometimes when one is severely abused. I'm not saying anyone whose child has died or have been abused is going to get a mental disorder. So lets say someone was abused repeatedly for a long time, their brain can basically create another person to take the pain of their abuse and this is multiple personality disorder pretty much. So the illness would be multiple personality disorder and the symptoms would be the split personalities.
Obviously without knowing you one could not label you with a split personality. All people go through mood changes caused by hormones throughout their lives and it may seem li…ke the person has a split personality. Depression or traumas in life such a rape; seeing a crime committed; car accidents that are severe, etc., can cause a person to appear to have a split personality. Bipolar can cause a split personality; the person may be upbeat one day and very depressed and moody and sometimes violent another day. Society as a whole could actually be deemed with a split personality because they become chameleons (this means to act the way they feel other people want them to act at different circumstances in their life.)