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help split personality disorder?

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  • Posted By: stormthornnight
  • October 30, 2006
  • 09:44 PM

i have shown some signs of split personality disorder. if anyone knows any sure symptoms plese reply!

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  • this is what i found: depression anxiety (sweating, rapid pulse, palpitations) phobias panic attacks physical symptoms (severe headaches or other bodily pain) fluctuating levels of function, from highly effective to disabled time distortions, time lapse, and amnesia sexual dysfunction eating disorders sleeping disorders (insomnia, sleepwalking, night terrors) posttraumatic stress suicidal preoccupations and attempts episodes of self-mutilation psychoactive substance abuse these are symptoms to personality disorder...hopefully this helps!
    ncloutz 5 Replies
    • November 15, 2006
    • 03:50 PM
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  • Split personality disorder is when an individual experiences taking on the personality of another imaginary person, and is all very real to the individual. The sufferer may be aware of the presence of the manifest identity and feel as though they have been taken over bodily and feel helpless to rid themselves of the invader and can even have dialog with the manifestation or manifestations if it is multiple personality. Some individuals are totally unaware of having slipped into another personality and have no recollection of the time they were ‘someone else’ thus have blank areas in their memory. Some have falsely use this condition to avoid jail sentences when crimes have been committed so they can claim diminished responsibility.It is a very serious condition and generally caused by a person unknowingly disassociating themselves from reality to avoid painful memories, or escape a traumatic situation, thus a disassociation disorder. It can start during childhood when a child predisposed is subjected to extreme stress and/or trauma or during adult hood for the same reasons.It is different to schizophrenia where a person sufferers delusions, though very real to them. Schizophrenia is not like the classical Jackle and Hyde scenario that is definitely reflective of personality split (though of course a potion is not taken to deliberately cause the split) if a simple illustration is to be had.The person will experience whispering in their head as though someone is in their body speaking to them or the voice can be quite load. The personality may be kind or down right obnoxious and potentially harmful to the person and can be either gender. Eventually whether over a short or long period of time the personality will get stronger and overtake the person in a physical way by possessing the person so the identity can use the person’s body to speak and carry out physical activity. The time of possession can be brief or long and can occur out of the blue or triggered by the situation the suffer is trying to avoid.If you are suffering something like personality swings, this is not the same at all. What I mean is this, if you are a really nice person one day and the next you behave totally different as though you might as well be another person this is different. With personality disorder we are talking about someone taking on another identity and has nothing to do with mood swings.The sufferer can be left with headaches, tiredness and confusion.Agape,Searchingsam
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 15, 2006
    • 10:17 PM
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  • Oh, gosh where do I begin? First I'll ask some questions... When you say "split personality" are you talking about schizophrenia or multiple personality disorder, because that would make a huge difference in my response. Schizophrenia, if I'm not mistaken, used to be referred to as split personality, that's why I ask. If you are referring to multiple personality disorder, or dissociated identity disorder as it is called today, be very careful. This was very "popular" for lack of a better term in the late 90s early 2000s as a diagnosis with the recovered memory movement still argued among the psychological community today. Although it can still be found in the DSM-IV, most professionals agree it is very rare or believe it doesn't exist at all. As far as recovered memories, bring that up in a room full of psychologists and watch out. You'll have a fight on your hands. Personally, I was misdianosed with MPD and it completely ruined my life and my family's. I ultimately was diagnosed with bipolar (former counselor believed each mood I exhibited was a separate "personality"). Now, I am on medication and things are going much better. It's really easy to get wrapped up in a diagnosis that a professional gives you, especially if you already have inclinations in that direction. But keep in mind there are many disorders that can cause the same symptoms. Find a psychiatrist and ask him/her a bunch of questions about their expertise, the disorders they specialize in, there education before you even step into their office. Of course now, I avoid any mental health professional who claims to "specialize" in dissociative disorders or even abuse like the plague. But I am a bit biased. :rolleyes: Be careful, good luck, and, if you are religious, pray about it. That's how I got myself straightened out. Amy
    amyshol 2 Replies
    • January 5, 2007
    • 06:50 PM
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  • Umm split personality disorder! Outdated and wierd terminology to use. definetly get another specialist's opinion on it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 5, 2007
    • 08:04 PM
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  • this is what i found: depression anxiety (sweating, rapid pulse, palpitations) phobias panic attacks physical symptoms (severe headaches or other bodily pain) fluctuating levels of function, from highly effective to disabled time distortions, time lapse, and amnesia sexual dysfunction eating disorders sleeping disorders (insomnia, sleepwalking, night terrors) posttraumatic stress suicidal preoccupations and attempts episodes of self-mutilation psychoactive substance abuse these are symptoms to personality disorder...hopefully this helps!i have many questions because i'm going through a relationship with someone who says hes got a split personality disorder.i come from a medical family i know a lot but i need to know the exact symptons. someone please help me figure this one out. my email address is heartagramchik@yahoo.com. please send me an e-mail. help!
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  • hay my parnter..umm were do i start shes fine one minute then she changes in2 a nutter she blames every1 4 prombles shes finds it very hard 2 trust people.every1 gets angry but ***l shes goes 2 the next level. shes pregant and im scared for our unborn son. i cant handle it. what has she got help me. has she got a split personality disorder or what. tell me.........
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  • i am exactly the same way it was worst when i was pregnant i don't think she might have a split personality but I'm bypoler or (how ever you spell it) i get mad one minute (insane) and i get happy the next.when i was pregnant it was worst cause i was emotional and then mad. the best advance that i can give you is remain calm and let her vent. and once she done just console her. see i can go on til i finally push some one button to the point i want to.
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