Split Personality Disorder/Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Split Personality Disorder/Dissociative Identity Disorder by Mind Map: Split Personality Disorder/Dissociative Identity Disorder

1. Synthesis: With patients suffering from DID, each of their alters are very different. Many patient's alters suffer from other things, like in the case of Kim's alters; Judy is Bulimic and Rebecca struggles with suicidal tendencies. As Ringrose talked about in his article, his first patient's alters fought with each other. One day, one of his patients attempted to cut her own throat. The male alter she was in at the moment had thought if he cut her throat she would be killed but he would be unharmed. In the source written by Jesse Fox, they talked about how different alters can suffer from things like alcoholism, eating disorders, and suicidal tendencies. Overall, it depends on the person suffering from DID. Each case is different, and each alter is different. Different alters take control at different times throughout the patient's life. There are many cases showing that alters struggle with different things, and each alter is truly like its own person all living inside one body.

1.1. 2. If some patients struggle with depression, do all of their alters struggle with depression or is it just one personality? How do each of their alters differ?

1.1.1. Fox, Jesse, et al. "Recovering Identity: A Qualitative Investigation Of A Survivor Of Dissociative Identity Disorder." Journal Of Mental Health Counseling 35.4 (2013): 324-341. Education Research Complete. Web. 25 Apr. 2014.

1.1.1.1. A- Fox, Jesse; Bell, Hope; Jacobson, Lamerial; Hundley, Gulnora These authors are credible because there were four of them to keep each other accountable

1.1.1.1.1. Notes

1.1.1.2. B-Purpose: Inform Tone: Formal Bias: They may be more biased toward split personality as the causes for this lady's challenges instead of looking into other causes. Information supported with sources and citations

1.1.1.3. C- This gives good information about more than one of my questions because it is a research project over a lady with Split Personality Disorder; it has good facts None of what I have found makes me put up any red flags

1.1.1.4. D- Published in Oct. 2013 in the Journal of Mental Health Counseling

1.1.2. Ringrose, Jo L. "Meeting The Needs Of Clients With Dissociative Identity Disorder: Considerations For Psychotherapy." British Journal Of Guidance & Counselling 39.4 (2011): 293. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 25 Apr. 2014.

1.1.2.1. A- Author: Jo L. Ringrose, he is knowledgeable because he is a counselor for people suffering from DID

1.1.2.1.1. Notes

1.1.2.2. B- Purpose: Inform, no advertisements, not really biased. Information supported with sources

1.1.2.3. C- Fits with this question and others, it gives a psychologist's perspective on DID, not just a patient

1.1.2.4. D- Published No. 4, August 2011, in the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling

1.1.3. Mitchison, Amanda. "Kim Noble: The Woman with 100 Personalities." The Guardian 30 Sept. 2011: n. pag. Web. 5 May 2014. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/sep/30/kim-noble-woman-with-100-personalities Good for Question 3 as well as Question 1

1.1.3.1. ABCD- Written by Amanda Mitchison, published in The Guardian on 30 September 2011. This is a good source for me because it shares a solid example of someone with a severe case of Split Personality Disorder. This answers my question because it talks about her daughter who lives with her.

1.1.3.1.1. Notes: -Kim Nobel has more than 100 personalities. She changes from alter to alter about 3 or 4 times a day. - She has certain alters that do certain things: Spirit of Water, takes a bath, an alter that cleans, -She suffered from repeated abuse as a child. -She had many different doctors diagnose her differently. Her different alters struggle with different challenges Judy is bulimic, Rebecca attempted suicide, Hayley -She can't remember what her other alters do at different points in time

1.1.3.1.2. Notes: -Kim is someone who suffers from over 100 personalites They all have different manners and ways of talking She has personalities that suffer different struggles: Judy is bulimic, Rebecca tries to commit suicide, Haley is they overcommitted one, Ken is a boy. Her dominant personality is Patricia, but she cannot remember what happens from alter to alter, her daughter Amiee lives at home with her. She changes alters 3 to 4 times a day. Each alter has their own email address and their own passwords Patricia doesn't know them.

2. Sources

3. Fox, Jesse, et al. "Recovering Identity: A Qualitative Investigation Of A Survivor Of Dissociative Identity Disorder." Journal Of Mental Health Counseling 35.4 (2013): 324-341. Education Research Complete. Web. 25 Apr. 2014. Gale Research Library, 1st source under dissociative identity disorder, called: Recovering Identity:... This is research on a specific person's life with DID, good for treatments http://web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=4&sid=bd6b853a-11bf-4209-bb5b-555ac1816f07%40sessionmgr113&hid=120&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=ehh&AN=91100210

4. Ringrose, Jo L. "Meeting The Needs Of Clients With Dissociative Identity Disorder: Considerations For Psychotherapy." British Journal Of Guidance & Counselling 39.4 (2011): 293. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 25 Apr. 2014. Good source... Yep, a psychologists http://web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=bd6b853a-11bf-4209-bb5b-555ac1816f07%40sessionmgr113&vid=8&hid=120

5. STERN, ROBERT, and MICHAEL MCDONALD. "Diagnosing Dissociation." Skeptic 18.4 (2013): 40. Science Reference Center. Web. 5 May 2014. This is a good source with a different position than most, use this as a general overall source to balance out research. and this is a skeptical source. http://web.b.ebscohost.com/src/detail?vid=3&sid=d3dd242b-7b2d-4106-ac03-9ae34a3f43b9%40sessionmgr115&hid=117&bdata=JnNpdGU9c3JjLWxpdmU%3d#db=sch&AN=93259541

6. "Altered states." New Zealand Herald, The n.d.: Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 5 May 2014. Good public opinion, good for all questions. http://web.b.ebscohost.com/src/delivery?sid=d3dd242b-7b2d-4106-ac03-9ae34a3f43b9%40sessionmgr115&vid=5&hid=117

7. Columbia University, Press. "Multiple Personality." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2013): 1. History Reference Center. Web. 5 May 2014. This is a good source for PUBLIC OPINION, it has an overview as well as specific events. http://web.b.ebscohost.com/src/detail?sid=d3dd242b-7b2d-4106-ac03-9ae34a3f43b9%40sessionmgr115&vid=5&hid=117&bdata=JnNpdGU9c3JjLWxpdmU%3d#db=khh&AN=39034672

8. Morris, Susan D. "The Three Faces of Eve." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 14 March 2013. Web. 05 May 2014. Good source for Question 3 as well as question 2, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/three-faces-eve#The-Book

9. Mitchison, Amanda. "Kim Noble: The Woman with 100 Personalities." The Guardian 30 Sept. 2011: n. pag. Web. 5 May 2014. <http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/sep/30/kim-noble-woman-with-100-personalities>. Good for Question 3 as well as Question 1

10. Synthesis: The public opinion of Split Personality Disorder has changed drastically over time. Before the 19th century people suffering from DID never got the treatment they needed. People were afraid they were witches or demons and the patients suffered greatly. It wasn’t until the late 1800’s when Pierre Janet first noticed this psychological disorder. He brought it into the public eye a little bit. The big event that changed public opinion was the Three Faces of Eve case published in the mid 1900’s. This book and now a movie drastically changed what people thought of Split Personality Disorder. Christine Costner Sizemore, the person Three Faces of Eve was based on, fessed up to being “Eve” and she spoke to many people about the struggles with Split Personality Disorder.

10.1. How has public opinion of Split Personality Disorder changed over time? What events led to these changes?

10.1.1. Source 1

10.1.1.1. Morris, Susan D. "The Three Faces of Eve." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 14 March 2013. Web. 05 May 2014. Good source for Question 3 as well as question 2, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/three-faces-eve#The-Book

10.1.1.1.1. ABCD- It is by Susan Morris, Published in the University of Georgia Libraries, purpose is to inform, it is in an encyclopedia, published March 14, 2013 so recent enough, it is well written, formal and there are no advertisements

10.1.1.1.2. Notes: -It is a best-selling book and movie, based on a true story. -It was groundbreaking and drastically changed public opinion. -The main character has 3 alters. -the book was moderately successful -In 1977, Christine Costner Sizemore fessed up to being the Eve White, Eve Black, and Jane. -Christine then went on to write her own books, I’m Eve and A Mind of My Own -Christine reveals that she had 22 other personalities. -This was monumental for the public beginning to understand exactly what patients who suffered from DID went through.

10.1.2. Source 2

10.1.2.1. Columbia University, Press. "Multiple Personality." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2013): 1. History Reference Center. Web. 5 May 2014. This is a good source for PUBLIC OPINION, it has an overview as well as specific events. http://web.b.ebscohost.com/src/detail?sid=d3dd242b-7b2d-4106-ac03-9ae34a3f43b9%40sessionmgr115&vid=5&hid=117&bdata=JnNpdGU9c3JjLWxpdmU%3d#db=khh&AN=39034672

10.1.2.1.1. ABCD- It is published by Columbia University Press, it is formal, Published in 2013 so recent, it has good information and it helps answer this question

10.1.2.1.2. Notes- -This was first seen by Pierre Janet in the late 19th century -Public awareness was increased after the Three Faces of Eve Case -In the 1980’s and 1990s doctors began to recognize the child abuse factor in the patients suffering from DID -Many people think there are too many diagnoses of multiple personality disorder

11. It is definitely challenging to live with someone suffering from DID. It is a challenge because they are constantly changing. Different alters want to be treated differently. A man does not want to be called Julie, even if that is the person’s name. Another challenge is that the different alters do not know what happened to the other alters. So you may need to have a conversation 15 times so that each of the 15 alters know what is going on. This is also a challenge for therapists because they never know which alter they will be treating on that day. Overall, it is a big challenge to live with someone suffering from DID.

11.1. 3. What is it like to live with someone with DID,what are some of the major problems they face?

11.1.1. Mitchison, Amanda. "Kim Noble: The Woman with 100 Personalities." The Guardian 30 Sept. 2011: n. pag. Web. 5 May 2014. <http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/sep/30/kim-noble-woman-with-100-personalities>. Good for Question 3 as well as Question 1

11.1.1.1. ABCD- Written by Amanda Mitchison, published in The Guardian on 30 September 2011. This is a good source for me because it shares a solid example of someone with a severe case of Split Personality Disorder. This answers my question because it talks about her daughter who lives with her.

11.1.1.1.1. Notes: -Aimee is Kim’s daughter, she lives with her mother who suffers from DID, She can figure out at a glance which personality her mother is in at the Time, she doesn’t get frustrated with her mother, and she actually likes All of the personalities; social workers had taken Aimee away when she Was a baby, and Kim/Patricia spent a lot of time at court to gain custody.

11.1.2. Source 1

11.1.3. Source 2

11.1.3.1. "Altered states." New Zealand Herald, The n.d.: Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 5 May 2014. Good public opinion, good for all questions. http://web.b.ebscohost.com/src/detail?vid=9&sid=32f99b05-827c-4852-877f-1a9d9fddb300%40sessionmgr110&hid=120&bdata=JnNpdGU9c3JjLWxpdmU%3d#db=n5h&AN=HOB002298260809

11.1.3.1.1. ABCD-This does not have an author but it was published by the New Zealand Herald in Nov, 2009. This is a TV show review. This may not be the most credible source but because I am using it more as public opinion source so it fits the well with my topic. I will be careful using this source, knowing it may be biased, but it will provide solid evidence with what the public sees in Split Personality Disorder.

11.1.4. Columbia University, Press. "Multiple Personality." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2013): 1. History Reference Center. Web. 5 May 2014. This is a good source for PUBLIC OPINION, it has an overview as well as specific events. http://www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Inform_Yourself/About_Mental_Illness/By_Illness/Dissociative_Identity_Disorder.htm

11.1.4.1. ABCD-There is no author on this source but it is published by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). This website is not very biased but they do want readers to join their help groups. This is a good source for my third question as well as background information on Split Personality Disorder. There is no date on the actual article but the site has been updated in 2014.

11.1.4.1.1. Notes: Family and friends should… -Be informed with DID -Be encouraging to your friend about treatments and therapy -Attend therapy appointments with loved ones -Encourage them to join peer support groups -Simply listen to them -Watch the signs and be aware of what is going on in their life