Personality Disorders: Multiple Personality Disorders Essay

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There are four body bags lying on the floor. The house is roped off with crime scene tape, and there are cops wandering the scene, their faces showing a mixture awe and terror. The cries of the neighbors and friends of the family can be heard throughout the entire neighborhood, but no one dares to go near the gruesome scene. The death of the family leaves others wondering how and why someone would have the heart to rip lives away from innocent people. While some people do not consider people with personality disorders threatening or dangerous, they can have harmful or negative effects on other people, society, and themselves. To begin, the most common personality disorder is Multiple Personality Disorder. The name itself is …show more content…
However, it can also be “50% biological” (Bockian), and not just caused by childhood traumas. If it is biological, then it most likely cannot be treated and is something that has to be dealt with throughout that person’s life. When multiple personalities cannot be treated, there is no promise that the person will not have an outbreak while going for a stroll around the block. Furthermore, the effects of the Multiple Personality Disorder can take quite a toll on a person. When a person switches personalities, it is very difficult for them to remember events, people, and emotions (Dissociative Identity Disorder). If a person commits a crime while one personality is dominant, it would be more than difficult for them to remember if they did or did not commit the crime. Also, if they remember, it would be very painful to see what one part of them did while the other part of them had no idea they were capable of committing such an act. This can cause symptoms that are suicidal (Dissociative Identity Disorder). So not only can multiple personalities harm others, but can lead the person with the disorder to such extremes as killing themselves or harming themselves. Moreover, the symptoms can be harmful to the person’s health. Symptoms include hallucinations, depression, change in abilities, and amnesia (Coon 3). All of these can be enough to drive a person mad. Not only can physical harm be done, but emotional as well. The forgetting

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