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Multiple Personality Disorder MPD is a dissociative disorder Dissociation is the separation of an idea or thought process from the individuals ongoing consciousness or awareness Merit Students 576 MPD is the most extreme type of dissociative disorder It is defined as existence within a person of two or more separate and distinct personalities each having its own behavior patterns social relationships and life history The personality that is dominant at a particular time determines the persons behavior MPD has many symptoms Some are depression insomnia sleepwalking nightmares flashbacks auditory and visual hallucinations eating disorders trances headaches out of body experiences alcohol and drug abuse compulsions violence both self-inflicted and directed outward People experience changes in their behavior and mannerism changes in right and left handedness they may show differences in their handwriting responses to medication allergic reactions and eyeglass prescriptions The Changes depend upon which personality is dominant No one actually knows what causes DIDMPD but doctors and scientists have come up with possible causes for the disorder Some of these are severe emotional sexual and physical abuse However being abused is not enough to cause DIDMPD the person Must also have an inborn capacity to dissociate Merit Students 577 A severe trauma such as emotional stress or an injury may cause a person to lose part of their memory in order to erase the painful experience from their mind As incidents of abuse keep happening over time and are interchanged with incidents of love and nurturing these memories become linked together and form the basis that allows DIDMPD to develop in a person It is thought to develop in a persons childhood but the symptoms normally do not show up or are not recognized and treated until later in a persons life The estimates for the number of people with DIDMPD varies widely But one group of researchers say that one per cent of the general population and as many as five to
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