Share
Explore BrainMass

Multiple Personality Disorder

Women are much more likely to receive a diagnosis of multiple personality disorder than men. What might be some reasons for this difference?

Solution Preview

Multiple Personality Disorder, now called Dissociative Identity Disorder, actually occurs three to nine times more frequently in women than in men. While no exact reason has been pinpointed, it has been suggested that factors include but are not limited to:

1. Men with MPD (or DID as it is called now) are less likely to become diagnosed.
2. Women are more likely to seek help
3. More women than men being subjected to certain causes of the disease.

Tackling the first issue, DID encompasses the lack of connection in thoughts, memories, feelings, actions or identity. Most women are thought to encompass these traits more than men (i.e. men are less ...

Solution Summary

Women are much more likely to receive a diagnosis of multiple personality disorder than men. What might be some reasons for this difference?

$2.19