S: Multiple Personality Disorder
BC: The following is due credit to the sources necessary for the information provided throughout this presentation. | "Dissociative Identity Disorder", an informative article by Melissa Conrad Stoppler at www.medicinenet.com "Dissociative identity disorder", an informative article by Rebecca J. Frey, Ph.D at www.healthline.com "Multiple Personality Disorder", an encyclopedia article written by an uncredited author at www.encyclopedia.com The proceeding is not, nor is it a substitute for, the "Works Cited" page required for this project.
FC: Multiple Personality Disorder and Similar Conditions | A Research Report by Michael Fiorito
1: What is Multiple Personality Disorder? | Multiple Personality Disorder is a mental condition where a single person displays having more than one persona. People with MPD usually develop the condition from not comprehending their original identity or from having mental corruption due to an event earlier in their life (abuse during childhood or an injury to the head).
2: What are symptoms of Multiple Personality Disorder? | Like most other medical conditions, symptoms of Multiple Personality Disorder vary from person to person. Unlike most medical conditions, however, basically anything that has to do with a person displaying awkward or unusual mental activity can be considered a symptom.
3: The term "symptom" is loosely used while diagnosing an individual with MDP. However, most people diagnosed with MPD suffer from amnesia, depersonalization, derealization, and panic attacks. Sufferers usually also experience sleeping disorders, depression on a regular basis, and irrational or unexplainable phobias.
4: Is there a cure for Multiple Personality Disorder? | MPD has no definite cure due mostly to the fact that there is no definite cause of MPD. However, treatment is available. The most common prescribed treatment is medication. This usually includes antidepressants but tranquilizers is an alternative.
5: Hypnosis is also an option doctors prescribe to MPD sufferers. Psychotherapy is almost always prescribed to MPD suffers because it proves to be the most effective.