week 8 diagnosed and treatment David Griffin

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David Griffin BEH 225 Debbie Pearce Barvo Axia College University of Phoenix Dissociative identity disorder or multiple personality disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a person that has a condition in which they display multiple distinct identities or personalities. Those personalities are known as alter egos or alters’, each with its own pattern or perceiving and interacting with the environment. These alters will have their own names, identities, memories, mannerisms, speaking voices, and even IQs. Sometimes the personalities are so separate that they do not know they inhabit a body with other “people”; at other times, the personalities do know of the existence of other “people” and will even make disparaging remarks about them. If you met a person that suffers from this disorder, you would probably think that this person is out of their mind. Especially if they happen to change into these other alters’. There have been movies and cable series that explore what it is like for a person to have dissociative identity disorder. Some clinicians thing that this disorder is nothing but an act or an elaborate kind of role-playing, and the patient at first was feigned but after time the patient will become to believe it to be real. However, some intriguing biological data show that in at least some patients with dissociative identity disorder, the various personalities have different blood pressure readings, different responses to medication, different allergies, different vision problems, age,
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course BEH/ 225 9006303250 taught by Professor Provone during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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