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  1. Dissociative Identity Disorder

    The growing recognition of psychiatric conditions resulting from traumatic influences is a significant mental health issue of the 1990s. Until recently considered rare and mysterious psychiatric curiosities, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) (until very recently known as Multiple Personality Diso

  2. Dissociative Identity Disorder

    My topic of choice for this research paper is Dissociative Identity Disorder or DID. This appellation is rather new; therefore, most are more familiar with the disorder's older, less technical name: Multiple Personality Disorder or MPD. When first presented with the task of selecting a topic on wh

  3. Dissociative Identity Disorder

    Dissociative identity disorder, more commonly known as multiple personality disorder, is one of the most intriguing and least understood of mental disorders. "Dissociative identity disorder is characterized by the presence of "...at least two separate ego states, or alters, different modes of being

  4. Dissociative Identity Disorder

    Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Adolescence Abstract Today's youth are faced with many challenges including depression, substance use and suicide. Depressive disorders in adolescence are a major health concern. Depression often disrupts normal development due to the negative impact it

  5. Dissociative Identity Dissorder

    Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Preliminary Examination & Dealing with the Disorder as an Adult Peter Limmer 10002355 Box 1460 Dr. Beth Veale Human Development II: PSYC 2123A 28 February 2005 Dissociative Identity Disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder, or DID, is defined as: "Th

  6. The Habit of Identity

    <center><b><a href="http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites</a></b></center> <br> <br>In a famous experiment, students were asked to take a lemon home and to get used to it. Three days later, they were able to single out "their"

  7. What Is Borderline Personality Disorder

    Borderline personality disorder "is defined in the DSM IV, a manual used by psychiatrists to diagnose all mental disorders, as an AXIS II disorder which has symptoms of impulsively and emotional dysregulation" (Livesley 146). A person with BPD have feelings of abandonment and emptiness, and have "f

  8. Adoption and Identity Formatio

    There has been an enormous amount of research conducted about adoptees and their problems with identity formation. Many of the researchers agree on some of the causes of identity formation problems in adolescent adoptees, while other researchers conclude that there is no significant difference in i

  9. Dissociative Disorder

    Introduction: Dissociation in a complex neuropsychological process. It is the disconnection from one's surroundings when one loses all sense of time and place. It can occur for example, when one gets totally immersed in a movie or gets lost in a book, and fails to maintain a balance between the rea

  10. Multiple Personality Disorder

    Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) was first recognized in the 1700's but was not understood so therefore it was forgotten. Many cases show up in medical records through the years, but in 1905, Dr. Morton Prince wrote a book about MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDE

  11. The Presentation of Women in Thrillers in the 1930s and Today a Comparison on the Basis of Two Movies: the 39 Steps & the Bourne Identity

    Content Page 1. Introduction 3 2. The two movies and The Bourne Identity 4 2.1 The 39 Steps 4 2.2 The Bourne Identity 4 2.3 Pamela and Marie 5 3. Comparison of selected scenes in The 39 Steps and The Bourne Identity 5 3

  12. Multiple Personality Disorder

    Multiple Personality Disorder More than two million cases can be found altogether in psychological and psychiatric records of multiple personality disorder also called dissociative identity disorder. It is often thought that multiple personality disorder is a trick, a bizarre form of "play-act

  13. Borderline Personality Disorder

    Why Are Women Diagnosed With Borderline Personality Disorder More Than Men? Borderline Personality Disorder is diagnosed predominantly in females. There is approximately a 3:1 female to male gender ratio for this disorder. Theories of why Borderline Personality Disorder occurs more often in w

  14. I Am Woman: Gender Identity in Nervous Conditions

    I Am Woman: Gender Identity in Nervous Conditions The novel Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga tells the story of a young Rhodesian girl, Tambu, who gets an education despite the pressures of traditional Shona society. Tambu only gets to go to school because her only brother has died,

  15. Identity

    To talk about our identity, first we try to answer the question, "Who am I?" We have different kinds of identity: national identity, social identity, cultural/racial identity, class identity, familial identity, gender identity, sexual identity, etc. All these identities are formed beyond our control

  16. Schizophrenia

    Informative on Schizophrenia: What you need to know Introduction: Schizophrenia. Just the sound of the word rolling off your tongue brings immediate thoughts and sensations that carry with it much bias and stigmatic notations. Many affiliate words, or less scientific shall we say, are loony, sch

  17. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is defined by Obsessions and Compulsions. Obsessions are thoughts, impulses, or imagers that occur repeatedly, even though the person with OCD does not want them and finds them extremely disturbing. Compulsions are behaviors or rituals. So the definition of Obs

  18. Modern Pop Culture Movie/Novel: Fight Club

    The Chuck Palahniuk book, Fight Club, came to be a vital contribution to 20th Century American pop-culture, when Jim Uhls brought it to life on the screen. This slightly disturbing movie is based on the life of a man with growing split-personality disorder just trying to make it in corporate Americ

  19. Personal Identity: Philosophical Views

    Personal Identity: Philosophical Views Tim V Kolton Alan Watts once said, "Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth." The task of personal identity is to define a quality of a human which makes him or her a unique self. The person whose identity is in que

  20. The Bourne Identity

    What would you do if you woke up to find yourself on a fishing boat in the Mid-Atlantic, having been shot several times and with no recollection as to how you got there, what you have been doing, or for that matter, what you're name is and who you are? Well you could always go to the police or a

  21. Borderline Personality Disorder: Affective Instability

    Running head: Borderline Personality Borderline Personality Disorder: Affective Instability Keith Milstead Walden University PSYC-8721-002 Advanced Psychopathology Abstract This paper will look at the symptomology, etiology, risk of development, cultural prevalence and co-mor

  22. Research Paper: Schizophrenia

    Research Paper: Schizophrenia History of Schizophrenia The word schizophrenia is less then a 100 years old, but the disease itself is recognized as being thousands of years old. Documents revealed from ancient Egypt contained knowledge of symptoms relating to schizophrenia. Greek and Roman do

  23. Bipolar Disorder: Cause of Great Madness or Great Genius?

    Is bipolar disorder the cause of great madness or great genius? The symptoms of this mental illness may also be considered as the driving forces behind some of the most gifted and talented people to grace our society. Although individuals with this illness may have some obstacles to overcome, it can

  24. Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder is characterized by various types of episodes of affective disorder, including depression, full mania, lesser degrees of, mania called hypomania, and even mixed episodes in which mania and depression seem to coincide (1) (2) The Causes of Bipolar Disorder The

  25. Cyberspace and Identity

    Cyberspace and Identity In her article, Cyberspace and Identity, Sherry Turkle implies that the various personas that we put up through the internet have helped people express different parts of their personalities. While it is healthy to express these "multiple selves," it is also important th

  26. Multiple Personality Disorder (Mpd)

    <b>Introduction:</b> <br>Multiple personalities is a dissociative condition in which an individual's personality is apparently split into two or more distinct sub-personalities, each of which may become dominant at different times. People with multiple personality disorder suffer from internal chaos

  27. Eating Disorder

    Eating Disorders A vast amount of research has been done on the subject of eating disorders and their causes. Many eating disorders have been proven to emerge during adolescence and often serve as the foundations to more serious problems like anorexia and bulimia. This essay will explore the d

  28. Living Multi Personality Disorder

    Works Cited 1. M. Keenan, "The Devil and Dr. Braun," New City article, 1995-JUN-22: Mentioned in FMS Foundation Newsletter, at: http://www.fmsfonline.org/fmsf99.n24.html 2. The International Society for the Study of Dissociation has a web site at: http://www.issd.org/ Its official publicatio

  29. Gender Identity Disorder (Gid)

    (e-mail me and let me know if you use this and how it does) Gender Identity Disorder (GID) As early as the age of four (Vitale, 1996), some children begin to realize that the gender their body tells them they are, and the gender their mind tells them they are don't correspond. The sense of ge

  30. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a very serious and debilitating condition that occurs after a person has been exposed to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical danger happened or was threatened. The kinds of traumatic events triggering PTSD i