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Mulitiple personality disorder and repressed memory syndrome have now been debunked. There's no difference between a repressed memory and forgetting something. Mulitiple personality is no different from being moody or spacy.

interesting that the "bible" of psychology/psychiatry (the DSM-IV) doesn't agree with you.
the following is an excerpt:
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) - One of the dissociative disorders listed in DSM-IV. There are four diagnostic criteria:

The presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states;

At least two of these identities or personality states recurrently take control of the person's behavior;
An inability to recall important personal information that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness;
The disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance or a general medical condition.
Dissociative identity disorder is the current name for multiple personality disorder (MPD). In addition to the name change, two criteria, items 3 and 4, have been added since DSM-III. The term dissociative identity disorder is felt to reflect more accurately the condition of an individual with two or more personality states. The change also recognizes that the disorder represents a failure to form one core personality rather than a tendency to create many personalities. (Adapted from DSM-IV, p. 487.)

HTH!
-kelly
Mulitiple personality is no different from being moody or spacy.

That's not true. In many cases (including my friend's case), each personality is distinctly different, and most are not aware of the existence of the others. They don't just look, move, and act differently, they have different talents and abilities. One may be a virtuoso piano player, and the others may be tone deaf, for example.
I think it's a bit more complex than just being moody. :}

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Mulitiple personality disorder and repressed memory syndrome have now been debunked. There's no difference between a repressed memory and forgetting something. Mulitiple personality is no different from being moody or spacy.

Do you have a cite for these "debunkings"?

Tara
That's not true. In many cases (including my friend's case), each personality is distinctly different, and most are not aware ... the others may be tone deaf, for example. I think it's a bit more complex than just being moody. :}

exactly.
i know someone who has one alter who is completely unable to speak. that alter has learned sign language in order to communicate. the rest of the alters do not know sign language at all, and are able to speak normally (some in multiple languages).
i'd hardly call that "moody". :-)
-kelly
If you have someone, maybe one of those so called ... probably won't be long before you're convinced that you are.

Yes, and I believe that this could - and does - happen. But there's also the other side. About four ... for me. Yea, my mother was hurtful sometimes and my father ignored it, but all families are like that.Aren't they?

No, all families aren't like that.
whats "was hurtful sometimes" mean?
Michael doesn't need support and is immune to your silly ideas about behavior modification which don't don't even work on dogs, much less dog gurus.

michael, talking about yourself in the third person is suggestive of a personality disorder. are you being upfront with us about your mental health? -kelly

So how come the two people who are berating Leah for speaking to michael aren't berating Kelly?
So how come the two people who are berating Leah for speaking to michael aren't berating Kelly?

yeah, would someone please berate me? it sucks that everyone is being so nice to me lately. it's just not fair to everyone else!

-kelly
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So how come the two people who are berating Leah for speaking to michael aren't berating Kelly?

yeah, would someone please berate me? it sucks that everyone is being so nice to me lately. it's just not fair to everyone else! -kelly

Because now that we know the reason for your social disorder is because you were so abused as a child. We decided to take pity on you.
it takes a LOT of therapy to start to understand ... to feel bad/responsible for everything that happens around us. -kelly

That's precisely very true. And the amount of therapy is more then I have time of money to spend. And ... it will be one without insurance. And at a very low pay. In fact I can forsee working 2 jobs.

or you could have insurance like mine that doesn't cover anything to do with mental illness. obviously mental illness is not "real" illness. stupid.

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