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Multiple Personalities Do They Really Exist Multiple personalities- the existence of two or more distinct personalities or personality states within one person In actuality up to ten or even more personalities can coexist within one person some documented cases have revealed over one hundred But the question remains what exactly is the multiple personality disorder MPD First I will look at what exactly the disorder is It is in simple terms many complex personalities all inhabiting the same body At any given time one of those personalities is in control of the body Each one has different tastes style thought process and many other things that define a person However research has proven even more than that In clinical studies it has been found that of the different personalities of one person the eye prescription allergies athletic ability and even diabetes can exist in one of the personalities and not the others The person can switch at any given time from one personality to another often not realizing it This can account for memory loss and time loss in the primary personality who often does not have access to the memories of the other personalities A common misconception among the general public is the confusion of MPD with the disease of schizophrenia Schizophrenics do NOT have distinct personalities rather they have hallucinations of voices outside their heads Schizophrenia is caused by brain malfunctions and can be treated with drugs whereas suffers of MPD cannot because MPD is an almost purely psychological disorder MPD seems to be caused mainly by incredibly violent and terrible childhood abuse In fact about 98 of MPD sufferers were abused as children The disorder also occurs between three to nine times more in women than men the person being abused creates other
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