Context: We are making a short film on different mental disorders.

The Question: If it is realistically feasible for a 'alter-persona' of a person with Multiple Personality Disorder to have different mental disorders of their own such as schizophrenia and depression.

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    $\begingroup$ This question would be valid, if MPD/DID diagnosis wasn't a cluster-muffin of controversy and debate. However, because there is still great uncertainty surrounding what MPD/DID even is, we can't answer your question, because it's incredibly difficult to do scientific research on it. $\endgroup$
    – Seanny123
    Oct 25, 2017 at 19:48

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Yes. For example, people suffering from DID can also suffer from depression.


Since, by definition "dissociative identity disorder is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct or split identities or personality states that continually have power over the person's behavior. ... ", then the other disorder (e.g. depression) can be unique to a persona.


Well, i don't really know that much... but i think Yes.

People with DID might have a Alter with another mental illness like schizophrenia, paranoia, depression, hallucinations, delusions, PTSD, CPTSD etc. But not physical illnesses like Colour-blindness, hipertrofia, etc.

I do think that a brain can simulate paralysation of a part of the body, Autism, Down-Syndrome and other that mess with the body itself and not the mind. Also you might have an alter that has a Lying-Syndrome, basically can't stop lying... that makes lies of a illness that is impossible to an alter to have. There is so much to tell about that, but i am not doing an essay hahaha. I do have DID, Schizophrenia, ADHD and Tourette's. DID was because of a Trauma, schizophrenia was because of the drugs i took as a kid, and Tourette's i don't know why but i think its somehow related to the DID or Trauma cause i didn't have it before the DID and ADHD might be related to all those things or just hereditary

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    $\begingroup$ Please provide credible references to support claims made. $\endgroup$
    – Arnon Weinberg
    Sep 16 at 1:52
  • $\begingroup$ I don't have credible references, just my opinion and my psychologist confirmed some, but i don't have how to show, and i don't have a Medical Report to show. I need to inform the Psychiatrist about those things $\endgroup$
    – Kiwi Sauze
    Sep 17 at 0:51

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