(MPD) MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER
Multiple Personality Disorder is a chronic emotional illness.
The person plays host to two or more personalities called alters.
Each alter has its own unique style of viewing and understanding the world and may have its own name.
These distinct personalities periodically control the person’s behavior as if several people were alternately sharing the same body.
Men with MPD act more violent than women.
Most people with MPD were either physically or sexually abused as children.
The normal personality is called the main or the core personality.
The most powerful alter serves as the gate-keeper and tells the weaker alters when they may reveal themselves. Some fight for control.
The main has a form of amnesia when the alter personality is out.
The MPD alters can show different biological characteristics from the host and from each other. Like different heart rates, blood pressure, body temperatures, pain tolerance, eyesight abilities, even allergies.
Alternate personality that has split off or disassociated from the main personality.
Separation from a thought process or emotion from conscious awareness.
Process by which an alternate personality reveals itself and controls behavior.