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Multiple-personality disorder

1. Are the different personalities in people suffering from multiple-personality disorder different persons? Why or why not?

2. The preferred treatment for people suffering from multiple-personality disorder is to merge the different personalities into one. Often this results in the destruction of one or more of those personalities. Is this destruction a type of homicide? If so, is it justifiable homicide? Why or why not?

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1. Are the different personalities in people suffering from multiple-personality disorder different persons? Why or why not?

Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) is known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Different personalities are not different persons, but rather split of parts of the same personality developed to cope with trauma or abuses that are too much for the person to handle. In splitting off into many personalities that often do not know the other, personalities learn to cope with certain types of situations. However, there is still only one person, with aspects of the self split off into different personalities. (http://www.medicinenet.com/dissociative_identity_disorder/article.htm)

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By addressing the questions, this solution discusses aspects of multiple-personality disorder. References are provided.

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