American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A highly disputed psychological disorder in which a person exhibits two or more disassociated personalities, each functioning as a distinct entity. Also called dissociative disorder.
- n. A dissociative disorder in which several distinct identities or personality states alternate in controlling the sufferer's consciousness and behaviour
- n. a relatively rare dissociative disorder in which the usual integrity of the personality breaks down and two or more independent personalities emerge
“During the late 1980s, when trauma became a popular cause for many syndromes including multiple personality disorder, complicated grief was renamed traumatic grief and conceptually likened to posttraumatic stress disorder.”
“In Mundania, multiple personality disorder-MPD-usually stems from some difficult event in childhood, such as sexual abuse. ”
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