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  1. #1 Disorder or Personality? 
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    According to Answers.com, Multiple Personality Disorder is...
    A highly disputed psychological disorder in which a person exhibits two or more disassociated personalities, each functioning as a distinct entity.

    So are we conscious of ourselves when we have different personalities or no? There are some who exhibit different personalities, but is it a disorder or just their personality? Can there be more than 1 personality? I'm a little confused about this...


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    Don't know that much about it, but:

    Dissociative identity disorder (DID), as defined by the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a condition in which a single person displays multiple distinct identities or personalities (known as alter egos or alters), each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment. The diagnosis requires that at least two personalities routinely take control of the individual's behavior with an associated memory loss that goes beyond normal forgetfulness; in addition, symptoms cannot be due to drug use or medical condition. Earlier versions of the DSM named the condition multiple personality disorder (MPD), and the term is still used by the ICD-10.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissoci...ntity_disorder

    So it's not just personality.


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    I'm a bit confused about what you don't ubderstand XD so that can't help but I think some people do have "multiple personalitites" but for people without the disorder I think it's more of a mood thing or I find that with myself my personality changes all the time depending on who I'm talking to. and I belive that people with the disorder do not think know that they change personalities but my knowledge on the disorder is just based on movies like psycho XD
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