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Dissociative Identity Disorder

Advice from the Dissociated Part 1: A Peek at the Depersonalized Perception

Marina Biggio | Posted 12.23.2014 | College
Marina Biggio

The only word to describe my experience with depersonalization/derealization is "colossal." When something colossal occurs in your life, it is meant to be learned from and shared.

Multiple Personality -- Is It Mental Disorder, Myth, or Metaphor?

Allen Frances | Posted 04.01.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

Why does MPD keep making its periodic comebacks, despite not being a verifiable or clinically useful mental disorder? My best guess is that the labeling of 'alters' offers an appealing and dramatic metaphor, an idiom of distress.

What It's Like To Live With 24 Personalities

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

Nearly 20 years ago, Cameron and Rikki West were just like any other young newlywed couple. They went camping, they cooked together and they were in l...

Real-Life 'Vampire' Is Addicted To Drinking Blood

Posted 02.11.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 02/08/2013 03:46 PM EST on LiveScience In a chilling case report, doctors in Turkey have described what th...

Taking Back My Culture

New Harbinger | Posted 03.07.2012 | Latino Voices
New Harbinger

The power of our culture can be turned inward and used against us or it can be used to build strong families and communities.

Psychiatry: The Cause--Not the Cure of Multiple Personality Disorder

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

The cases of Multiple Personality Disorder are far higher in North America than in any other part of the world. Many suspect that this surplus is the product of U.S. culture and over-indulgent psychiatrists and psychotherapists.

Mismatched Boots

Leah Peterson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leah Peterson

Having a mental illness or disorder carries a great stigma with it. Having a "normal" life once the label has been applied is close to impossible.