Multiple Personality Disorder (Dissociative Identity Disorder)
Research into Multiple Personality Disorder (now know as Dissociative Identity Disorder) this is an important part of my project, as I’d like to accurately try and represent what its like for a person who suffered from MPD. I’d hope from this research I can find out, the key symptoms and how they have affected various patience. I’d also like to look into how each of these personality’s interact with each other in the case of some patients.
In the case of this there are quite a few secondary research sources I can use, the internet is obviously the first port of call but Multiple Personality Disorder has been shown on shows, movies, and books in the past. So I will consider using all of these sources during this research. Movies such as Shutter Island and books such as The Minds of Billy Milligan are some of the sources.
What is Multiple Personality Disorder (Dissociative Identity Disorder)?
Multiple Personality Disorder is thought to of stem from childhood trauma. This trauma is thought to create a disassociation as a defence against this trauma. Personalities developed are called alters and are thought to develop separately. Most patients have two or more personality’s, each with their own moods, behaviours experiences and memories.
- Unknown, (2010), An artist’s interpretation of one person with multiple “dissociated personality states.” [ONLINE]. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissociative_identity_disorder#/media/File:Dissociative_identity_disorder.jpg [Accessed 5 May 2016].
- Alexandria K. Cherry. 2005. Multiple Personality Disorder: Fact or Fiction?. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.personalityresearch.org/papers/cherry2.html. [Accessed 5 May 2016].