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Multiple Personality Disorder

Alternate Names : Dissociative Identity Disorder, Dual Personality Disorder

Multiple Personality Disorder | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

If trauma occurs, especially in childhood, the healthcare provider should be consulted. Psychotherapy may be helpful to the child, to minimize risk of future problems such as multiple personality disorder.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

A multiple personality disorder is usually chronic, and the person's ability to function can be severely impaired.

What are the risks to others?

Aggressive or hostile identities in a person with multiple personality disorder may place others at risk for violence.

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Multiple Personality Disorder: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Ann Reyes, Ph.D.
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 07/02/01

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