A controversial topic within mental health, multiple personality refers to what was once called Multiple Personality Disorder, and is now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder. The diagnosis has detractors, who believe it is iatrogenic (caused by treatment) rather than a "real" disorder. Just to make the controversy more interesting, many people with multiplicity believe it is not a disorder at all, but a characteristic (like "left-handed"), a way of being that is out of the mainstream. Post-modern conceptualizations of the self have room for such diversity. These links cover scholarly, personal, support-group, and philosophical links about multiplicity.
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Astraea's Multiple Personality Resources and Controversies
Fresh perspectives on Multiple Personality/Plurality and numerous links. Multiplicity can be a healthy lifestyle alternative, rather than a pathological disorder.
Basic Information on Dissociative Identity Disorder
Includes sections from the DSM-IV-TR, history of DID/MPD, and diagnosis.
Coming Out Multiple
Essay by Bob King. A brief article on what it means to come out as a multiple and how to support and accept a friend who is multiple.
Dissociation in the UK
Information in the UK on Dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) provided by The Pottergate Centre for Dissociation. Lists organisations, training, research, and information on how to find a therapist.
Includes writings by Ralph Allison, M.D., one of the pioneers in treating multiplicity, explicating his unusual theory about the difference between Dissociative Identity Disorder and Multiple Personality Disorder.
Doubt Cast on Story of Sybil
Skeptical view on the story of Sybil, whose therapy with Cornelia Wilbur was documented in the book of the same name.
Gift Of Many - It Shouldn't Hurt To Be A Child!
Enhancing awareness of the connection between MPD/DID and abuse.
HELP! My Friend Has Multiple Personalities
An introduction to Dissociative Identity Disorder for friends and family members of those who have the condition.
Internet Crisis Center
For those who are multiples because of the trauma they have endured as children including purported CIA mind-control. Also offers resources and information.
Information and links about self injury, multiplicity, mid-continuum, depression, eating disorders and gay and Christian issues, from a UK perspective.
Sidran Traumatic Stress Foundation
A non-profit organization and publisher with on-line brochures and articles about DID and other trauma-related disorders, diagnostic materials that are available at cost, and training program. Books can be ordered online.