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The article you link to is fairly comprehensive, and probably already answers your questions. Dissociative Identity Disorder is no longer referred to as multiple personality disorder. This is a highly misunderstood disorder, and involves many possible symptoms besides the appearance of "alters". "The diagnosis itself remains controversial among mental ...


Personality disorders in general are difficult to treat for a variety of reasons: They are difficult to diagnose accurately. By definition, personality disorders reflect enduring issues in multiple areas of functioning. Patients often do not see themselves as having a problem. Patients are difficult to get along with and form a constructive therapeutic ...

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