dissociative identity disorder

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dissociative identity disorder:

see multiple personalitymultiple personality,
a very rare psychological disorder in which a person has two or more distinct personalities, each with its own thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior.
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Nathan, however, focuses not on the harm of the diagnosis but on debunking one famous story of the disorder, and on therapists who persuade patients that they were abused and push them to come up with alternate personalities.
One of them is Susannah Card, beautiful, accomplished, and an MPD with a whole clutch of alternate personalities locked into her psyche.
ROBIN Williams will utilise all his talents for mimicry in the real-life role of Cameron West, a man with 24 alternate personalities, ranging from an eight-year-old boy to an elderly woman.
Unless, that is, she's turned into one of her six alternate personalities, shot a gangster, suffocated the father who sexually abused her, or given birth while hypnotized, ``forgetting'' the entire pregnancy.
A woman who argued that 1 of her 13 alternate personalities cheated on her husband deserves less alimony than she asked for because of her alter's "marital misconduct," Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled.

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