Multiple Personality Disorder
Alternate Names : Dissociative Identity Disorder, Dual Personality Disorder
What are the treatments for the condition?
Treatment of a multiple personality diorder usually involves long-term therapy or counseling. Individual psychotherapy is most often the
treatment of choice. Therapy focuses on helping the person to:
learn how to organize the day to avoid long periods of unstructured
understand the illness
learn how to manage the symptoms
increase social skills
improve communication skills
Antidepressant medications may be used to control moods or symptoms.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
Side effects depend on the medications used, but may include drowsiness or allergic reactions.
What happens after treatment for the condition?
The rate of relapse for a person with multiple personality disorder is fairly high. It is more likely when the person is under
stress, or when an incident
triggers childhood memories.
How is the condition monitored?
Multiple personality disorder is monitored by the person and the family. If the episodes become more frequent or more intense, the healthcare provider should be consulted.