Psychiatric And Psychological Records Of Dissociative Identity Disorder

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More than two million cases can be found altogether in psychiatric and psychological records of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID); previously called Multiple Personality Disorder. Dissociative Identity Disorder exists as a peculiar mental disorder in which a person possesses two or more evident and distinctive personalities. Through accounts like the movie Sybil, this disorder received much attention worldwide completely altering our previous ideas about Multiple Identity Disorder. The movie Sybil is based on a true story of a shy, college student, working as a substitute teacher in New York City; who after years of memory loss and a cut hand found herself in a hospital being treated by a doctor recommending psych evaluation. Dr.…show more content…
Then came Vanessa, who plays piano, and is considered the prettiest of them all; she and Sybil, together, fall in love with their neighbor Richard and his son Matthew (the first to notice Sybil’s disease). The most self-destructive of the personalities, Marsha, aims to kill Sybil (suicide). In all Sybil, the host, is thought to have sixteen different selves. Though all the personalities do not come at the same time. Sybil suffers from a severe case of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Dissociative Identity Disorder is a chronic form of dissociation, a mental illness which manufactures a lack of connection between a person’s thoughts, feelings, actions, memories, or sense of self (MPD). DID is associated with two or more distinct identities, or personality states, that reside in—and alternately take control of—an individual. The person 's behavior is determined by the personality that is dominant at a given time.The person also experiences memory loss that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness. A victim that survives with DID will endure lost time (amnesia) or “black-out spells,” which may lead to denial of their disease and “forgetfulness” of events and/or experiences. This can promote allegations of lying and manipulation which may lead to confusion for the undiagnosed DID sufferer (MPD). Most patients, when they first enter treatment, most MPD victims are not aware of the existence of other personalities. Other symptoms for DID include: the
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