Please press on the "rocker" to enable Flash for your browser.You can also lock-release Flash by pressing on the "puzzle" icon in the top right corner of your browser.Some researchers believe that because men with MPD tend to act more violently than women, they are jailed rather than hospitalized and, thus, never diagnosed.
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Sometimes alters are not human, but are animals or imaginary creatures.
The process by which one of these personalities reveals itself and controls behavior is called switching.
A person with MPD plays host to two or more personalities (called alters).
Each alter has its own unique style of viewing and understanding the world and may have its own name.Most of the time the change is sudden and takes only seconds. Switching is often triggered by something that happens in the patient's environment, but personalities can also come out under hypnosis (a trancelike state in which a person becomes very responsive to suggestions of others).Alter: Alternate personality that has split off or disassociated from the main personality, usually after severe childhood trauma.By choosing to enter this website you are affirming under oath and penalties of perjury pursuant to Title 28 U. Multiple personality disorder (MPD) is a chronic (recurring frequently) emotional illness.Not all children who are severely and repeatedly abused develop multiple personality disorder.