By life sucks - 20/05/2010 05:12 - United States
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Props to your boyfriend, I've never heard that one before. -although you should still shank him for cheating.
#32 I'm aware they're different things. A) It doesn't change the fact I've never heard that one before (most people would plea a multiple personality disorder as opposed to bipolar) B) If you've ever known a bipolar person, they seem like two completely different people.
#97: No.... Schizophrenia isn't when you have multiple personalities, and even then, there's many types of schizophrenia. Paranoid schizophrenia (which is the one people assume is multiple personalities) is characterized by paranoia (thinking people are out to get you, etc.) and having delusions and hallucinations which confirm this belief. Multiple personalities (Known in the psychology world these days as dissociative identity disorder, or DID), is when you have more than one personality. The diagnosis is one of, if not, the most rare in psychology and psychiatry, and is nearly impossible to fake.
^^^ Thank you, 116. As a psych. major, it REALLY pisses me off when people get their psychological disorders mixed up, and talk about it like they understand what they're saying when they don't have a clue. I'm married to a man who's mother has a plethora of mental illnesses, including manic depression and bi-polar disorder, but she only has ONE personality, and she DOESN'T hear voices, contrary to popular (and often mistaken) belief.
oh wow... he could've at least said he had a multiple personality disorder... doesn't bipolar deal with your moods? I could be wrong here though...
Not really, 223. "Happy Jake" and "Pissed Jake" are the same basic personality, just with different standard moods, therefore, admittedly, different reactions to things, due to the effect of their moods on reactions. People with different personalities, on the other hand, will actually be different, notably when in the same mood.