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  1. #1 Is multiple personality disorder real? 
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    My wife knows two people who suffer from this. But I cant help being skeptical. Filix


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    Multiple personality disorder is real ...... but it is extremely rare. Extremely. Rare.

    Psychiatrists can work for 20 years without ever seeing such a case. Whatever ails these people your wife knows, it is highly unlikely to be this particular disorder. They may suffer delusions or any other assortment of difficulties so their problems shouldn't be dismissed as trivial or 'made up'. But I'd very much doubt that is their problem.


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    Hi, Dear adelady. Yep, I believe there is such a condition as Muliple personality disorder. In this instance it is from personal experience that I rely on for my belief. Self belief and and understanding of one's makeup through experience of dealing with ones'actions and re-actions to different situations gives some appreciation of where the directing influence is coming from. For several years I had uppermost in my thinking something weired that was causing a behavourial problem and a kind of obsession to act in a certain way. It wasn't really me driving the steam engine but I couldn't stop the train and get off.Or maybe I had been led to believe that this is really what I wanted to do anyway. But it wasn't. This happened to me 20 odd years ago, during very stressful times, a breakdown of normal controls maybe? I really think my Astral window allowed some ancestoral Spirit to seize the opportunity to take control and fulfil a living experience that they had enjoyed when they had mortal existance. I cannot explain my experience better than I have, except that after taking retirement I was able to get MY train rolling again. westwind.
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    I think schizophrenia is often confused with multiple personality disorder, which is exceedingly rare, as adelady said. So flix, I would say chances are rather poor that your wife knows two people with multiple personality disorder, unless she has some contact with mental clinics or some such. Unless she shows two people who have the same cell number.
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    Multiple personality disorder is real but it is now called Dissociative Identity disorder. (Because the psychiatrists could not agree on what exactly a "personality " is.)

    The incidence of Schizophrenia, a totally different disorder, is roughly 1:100 adults. Schizophrenia is a geneticly based problem and thus its incidence is pedictable and constant.

    Dissociative identity disorder is not genetic but is a consequence of abuse in childhood. Severe childhood abuse is relativly rare and not every case of it produces dissociative identity disorder. Also people with DID can sometimes function very well in the world, particularly if they can present only a limited professional identity. I worked with one woman who fell apart and ended up in a psych hospital only after she reached mandatory retirement age and had to leave her clerical job for a government agency. Her whole healthy persona was tied up in her work.

    Dissociative experiences are not rare at all. Most people experience them. But dissociative disorders exist on a broad spectrum. The most common dissociative mental experiences are types of "defense mechanisms" by which our minds defend against unpleasent experiences. If you have ever driven somewhere and realized that you had little memory of the trip, you have dissociated. Your mind defended you against boredom by dissociating your consciousness from the process of driving.

    I can teach for hours on this subject, and have, lets leave at that for now.
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    Thankyou for all your responces. These two woman suffer. One claims to have been the abuse of an organised group of men, police, judges, lawyers, ect... who were part of a satanic cult who abused children in horrible ways. I quess this could be true. But I can't help having my doubts. Filix.
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