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Multiple Personality Disorder

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.

DSM-5 for Dummies

Francis Levy | Posted 02.27.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Even without having looked at the new DSM-5, here are some of new redefinitions that might run through the mind of a layperson who has followed some of the controversies surrounding diagnosis.

Gods, Selves, and Schizophrenic Brains

Ben Thomas | Posted 10.13.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

Whether a person's "identities" can be dissociated or not, it's clear from Hans' story that certain aspects of a mind can become somehow "out of step" from one another. And that's essentially what neuroscientists think is happening in a schizophrenic person's brain.

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.

Tila Tequila's Alter Ego "Jane" Hijacks Her Twitter Account

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

At what point can we say that Twitter's jumped the shark? When your boss joins? When your mom joins?