Multiple Personalities Disorder
A disorder in which two or more personalities with distinct memories and behavior patterns exist in one individual
Myths About MPD
People are just faking their multiple personalities -- There is good evidence to prove that some people actually do have different personalities, their blood pressure and heart rate even changes from their main personality.
Multiple Personalities Disorder is also known as "schizophrenia" -- Schizophrenia is a completely different disorder where the person confuses things that are real with imaginary things (hears voices).
It is very rare -- it is actually just as common as being Bipolar or having Schizophrenia, but it is very underfunded so there is little research about the disorder.
Treating MPD makes it worse -- with the right treatment the symptoms of Multiple Personalities Disorder can get better.
The Truth About Multiple Personalities Disorder
97% of the people that have MPD had a history of childhood trauma (abuse).
Most people have multiple personalities as a child but are not diagnosed until they are adults because of the little research on the disorder.
Before treatment, most people with MPD are not aware of their different personalities.
People can have anywhere from 2-100 personalities (most cases have around 10).
Symptoms of MPD
Having more then 1 personality, depression, gaps in memory, anxiety, aggression, and hallucinations.
Medications (affects the chemical makeup of the brain to help stop multiple personalities) , psychotherapy (talking with a licensed psychiatrist), dialectical behavioral therapy (helps with suicidal thoughts, self-harm and substance abuse), behavior therapists (help stop / limit some personalities), sleep hygiene (improve sleeping patterns).