Multiple Personality Disorder strikes again

This might not be the proper forum, but a lot of times it does generate some debate.

Here is a recent case, and here is a related story.

Any thoughts???

Um… I’m not getting either of those links… could you double check them pleeeeeease?

First link will have to be C & P into the Address window, doesn’t work as a link.,2933,27096,00.html

Okay, so now that we’re all on the same page, so to speak…

My thoughts are…I dunno. Nobody seems to be questioning the fact that somebody inhabiting the body of the citizen known as William Greene committed a sexual assault, so I dunno why they don’t just pick a name and sentence that personality to prison.

Now tell me that’s an overly simplistic approach… :smiley:

The danger, here, is that a huge number of cases of alleged Multiple Personality Disorder have been diagnosed on rather flimsy evidence in recent years. The criteria for an M.P.D. diagnosis, as used by some therapists, are not much more convincing than the criteria for establishing that a “repressed memory” of an alien abduction was not in fact merely a fabricated memory.


“Spanos argues that most cases of MPD have been created by therapists with the cooperation of their patients and the rest of society. The experts have created both the disease and the cure. This does not mean that MPD does not exist, but that its origin and development are often, if not most often, explicable without the model of separate but permeable ego-states or ‘alters’ arising out of the ashes of a destroyed ‘original self.’”