Dissociative%20Disorders

Dissociative%20Disorders - 22 personalities later on Impact...

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2/18/11 Dissociative Disorders Dissociative identity disorder - A dissociative disorder in which a person has two or more distinct, or alter, personalities. In dissociative identity disorder, two or more personalities—each with well-defined traits and memories—“occupy” one person. The films, The Three Faces of Eve , and Sybil introduced the public to the concept of multiple personalities.
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2/18/11 The Three Faces of Eve In the classic film The Three Faces of Eve, a timid housewife, Eve White (left) harbors two alter personalities: Eve Black (middle), a libidinous and antisocial personality, and Jane (right), an integrated personality who can accept her sexual and aggressive urges but still engage in socially appropriate behavior. In the film, the three personalities are successfully integrated. In real life, however, the person depicted in the film reportedly split into
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Unformatted text preview: 22 personalities later on. 2/18/11 Impact of this story At time of release of the movie, there were only a handful of documented cases. In the decades that followed, thousands of individuals claimed to be suffering from multiple personalities Controversy 2 Many professionals express profound doubts about the diagnosis. 2/18/11 Eve White, Eve Black, and Jane 2/18/11 Eve White - Present 2/18/11 Eve White – cont’d. 2/18/11 Eve White cont’d. 2/18/11 DID as a criminal defense Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1970’s) 2 Ken Bianchi claimed that his alter ego committed the murders; not himself 2 Response of psychologists 2 Evaluation and intervention by Martin Orne, M.D., Ph.D. 2 Use of hypnosis to communicate with alter egos 2 Not guilty by reason of Insanity? 2 Extremely rare...
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