Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) - Myths #2

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September 09, 2013

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) - Myths #2

This is a follow-up slideshow of the first group of myths. Both the first group and the second group of myths are from September, 2012 - the updated versions will be in the group of slides marked multiple work



September 09, 2013


  1. 01 NEW RELEASE : Multiple Personality Disorder Just because a

    song “jumps all over the place,” is not a good reason to offend or misalign multiples by dubbing the song or group as being Multiple Personality Disorder. Multiplicity isn't "catchy" or "jumpy" to those who have it. ~Ann Garvey~ "Hey, as promised here's my new release. This isn't a vault, I actually just finished it. This song is called Multiple Personality Disorder because it jumps all over the place. I kind of like how it turned out though. It was a blast to write! Check it out!" (TommcqTunes, August 3, 2012). http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com 1
  2. 02 National Geographic says skull has Multiple Personalty Disorder bit.ly

    Because National Geographic artists found more than one way to reconstruct discovered bones, it doesn’t mean the bones have multiple personality. ~Ann Garvey~ "Human evolution: Skull 1470, it turns out, has a multiple personality disorder." 2
  3. "Yes, indeed. Skull 1470 has long been notorious for its

    ability to assume different shapes depending on how it is reconstructed.” "Just recently, National Geographic magazine commissioned four artists to reconstruct a female figure from casts of seven fossil bones thought to be from the same species as skull 1470. One artist drew a creature whose forehead is missing and whose jaws look vaguely like those of a beaked dinosaur." "Another artist drew a rather good­looking modern African­American woman with unusually long arms. A third drew a somewhat scrawny female with arms like a gorilla and a face like a Hollywood werewolf. And a fourth drew a figure covered with body hair and climbing a tree, with beady eyes that glare out from under a heavy, gorilla­like brow. [2]" (Human evolution, Intelligent Design, News, August 9, 2012). http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com 3
  4. 03 Jinwood has Multiple Personality Disorder bit.ly The horror movie

    2AM’s Jinwood is not real, nor is his multiple personality disorder, probably he is not actually “suffering” either. People may feel "crazy," because they or others don't understand the problems multiplicity causes. Feeling "crazy" would be an easy self/other "put­down." For example, the last thing a psychiatrist or other professional would say to a multiple is, "Hey, you're crazy." ~Ann Garvey~ "2AM’s Jinwoon has multiple personality disorder? Seulong recently provided pictures through twitter that showed very strange sides of Jinwoon. He looks very crazy indeed!" 4
  5. "Seulong tweeted on June 25, “Jung Jinwoon. I think he

    is definitely suffering from multiple personality disorder. I laughed. He’s crazy. It’s only the two of us inside of the dormitory and I’m scared… This is just like a horror movie. Kkk.” (jbarky, June 26, 2012) http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com 5
  6. 04 Batman Rogues Nolan Missed: The Ventriloquist splashpage.mtv.com Just because

    someone can do ventriloquist work, does not mean he or his character is portraying real multiples. ~Ann Garvey~ "Being a ventriloquist, Wesker has an extreme case of dissociative identity disorder, blaming all of his crimes on a puppet named Scarface." "Arnold Wesker developed Dissociative Identity Disorder at a very young age after witnessing the assassination of his own mother at the hands of a rival Mafia family. In order to distract himself from the horrors of real life, he turned to ventriloquism as a means of venting his pent up frustration." "Woody eventually convinced Wesker to kill Donnegan and escape 6
  7. Blackgate, resulting in a desperate struggle that scarred the dummy.

    Thus, Scarface was born." "Arnold Wesker's multiple personalities could make for one really interesting "Dark Knight" villain, casting him in a somewhat sympathetic light." "Not only would the vast majority of people find The Ventriloquist to be the least threatening villain in the "Dark Knight" trilogy, but they'd also have a very hard time taking him seriously." (Splash Page Team in Commentary, DC Comics, August, 8, 2012). http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com 7
  8. 05 Is someone with multiple personality disorder more than one

    person?* bit.ly Multiples are more than one identity/part in one actual body. They have more personalities or identity states, but stand as a one whole person. They are more than a minimal requirement in being considered people. What is commonly called, “multiplicity” exists. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are not multiples, they are fictional characters. Sybil was not a hoax and did exist though the name Sybil is a pseudonym for Shirley Ardell Mason. ~Ann Garvey~ "Philosophy discuss Is someone with multiple personality disorder 8
  9. more than one person?* in the Apologetics Forum forums; Why?

    What are the minimal requirements to classify as a person? Also, if one of his personalities is Rev. Jekyll and the other terrorist Hyde, ..." "Why? What are the minimal requirements to classify as a person? Also, if one of his personalities is Rev. Jekyll and the other terrorist Hyde, what can we say about his eternal affairs?" "The notion of multiple personalities is more a construction of soap opera fiction than clinical observation. The phenomenon known as Dissociative identity disorder is a dissociation not to sound redundant." "what most people call multiple personality disorder is not thought to exist." "I have heard that this disorder has been generally disproven, Sybil for example has been exposed as a hoax, and I've read that current psychological theories tend to disbelieve the existence of multiple personalities." (Unoriginalname, Puritanboard Sophomore, August 6, 2012). http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com 9
  10. 06 Should This Market Be Declared Legally Insane? ­ Forbes

    onforb.es When the stock market goes up and down … it is not doing a “multiple personality," and, most multiples aren't inmates though for the multiples who are held as inmates in the social justice system, more often they are male than female ­ supposedly because females are much more likely to seek psychological help from therapy. Possibly men are more concerned about the "stigma" of asking or needing mental health services. ~Ann Garvey~ "Ok, there is a rumor floating out there." "The National Institute for Mental Health is considering declaring this 10
  11. summer’s stock market legally insane, suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and

    multiple personality disorder." "So what were the inmates of the institution saying this week?" (David Wismer, August 5, 2012). http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com 11
  12. 07 Do Computers have Multiple Personality Disorder? bit.ly No matter

    who says it, a computer on the blitz does not have multiple personality disorder. ~Ann Garvey~ "He instructed me to write another story. I complained that I was getting tired of writing these little documents. It's so hard to come up with topics. I went into "wise­girl" mode and wrote about computers having multiple personality disorder. My trainer liked that one." Angie C. Orlando, August 6, 2012). http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com 12
  13. 08 Film Intel: Wanderlust ­ Online Review www.film­intel.com If characters

    in a play are not well­defined, it does not mean they have multiple personality disorder. ~Ann Garvey~ "Populated by ill­defined characters, seemingly all afflicted by multiple personality disorder, Wanderlust is unattractively crass, narratively unstable, lowest common denominator folly." "Director David Wain flip­flops between comfortable ­ if boring ­ Rom Com and loosely offensive Sex Comedy, meandering between tones and notes as vacuous as a super­powered Dyson." (Film Intel, August 6, 2012). 13
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  15. 09 Multiple Personality Christians by Dr. James B. Richards" bit.ly

    The seventh chapter of Romans does not identify the “case of multiple personality disorder" although it is a different way for the world to see God," but not our way ... incidentally, it is nothing to do about gaining approval either. Is that ok? ~Ann Garvey~ "Multiple Personality Christians by Dr. James B. Richards" "To some degree, everyone has multiple personalities. That’s right! At 15
  16. least once we have all put on a different personality

    for one reason or another. As children we adapted to make our parents happy. Maybe we became the people our teachers wanted us to be to gain approval at school. We’ve all made adjustments. People who grew up in abusive situations adapted for survival." "Every family has roles we learned to fit into." "Multiple Personality Disorder is not as complex as it may seem. It is simply a learned behavioral response to different environments. In many MPD or DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) cases, the need to survive drives the disorder." "In the seventh chapter of Romans, Paul identifies this as carnal Christianity: a believer who knows the truth but continues to function according to the old person!" (Dr. James B. Richards, August, 2012). http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com 16
  17. 10 "Dumb question maybe but....am I at risk?" www.psychforums.com Being

    a multiple doesn’t put you on a higher likelihood of putting anyone at risk for injury than any other person group in society. Because you might be “afraid of a multiple’s personality does not make THEM “dark,” it does mean that you are being fearful of most likely your imagination. ~Ann Garvey~ "Dumb question maybe but....am I at risk?" "This is a theoretical question because my good friend with DID is living overseas at the moment. But this is the question I wanted to ask, but always felt I couldn't. Can a friend be at risk from an alter? I have only got to know the nice protector types...but I know there are darker alters." "if I upset one ­ could I get injured?" 17
  18. (Friendinneed, August 5, 2012). http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com 18

  19. 11 Nazi Joke cost Al Murray his show bit.ly Al

    Murray’s multiplicity was a show where he had distorted what it means to be a multiple; it was closed down. He appears to be biased toward many other people/situations as well. ~Ann Garvey~ 19
  20. "The outspoken star was slammed by commentators in 2009 for

    appearing in a pink rubber Gestapo outfit as a homosexual aide to Hitler called Schwull, which is German for gay." "The stunt on Al Murray’s Multiple ​ Personality Disorder show led to him being labelled a gay hater and eventually caused the show to be axed." (Dominik Lemanski, Daily Star, August 5, 2012). http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com 20
  21. 12 So the Tea Party is patriotic Americans with multiple

    personality disorder bit.ly If anyone in the Tea Party differs in their "internal" viewpoints, it does not make them multiples. ~Ann Garvey~ "Then, predictably so and almost on queue they took the “Crazy” route by saying well, the Tea Party has this idea of America in their head that doesn’t actually exist, but it exists only in their minds." "So the Tea Party is essentially a group of patriotic Americans with multiple personality disorder. Luckily Senator Tom Coburn, who was a guest on the 21
  22. show heard every thing the liberal panel said and he

    responded with facts and lectured the egghead circle jerk for not knowing what the Tea Party is really about." (Tom Jefferson's Ghost, August 4, 2012). http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com 22
  23. 13 Nicki minaj as a Muliple Personality B*****" www.psychforums.com Nicki

    Minaj presents a fictional characterization; she doesn't beautify multiplicity. ~Ann Garvey~ "However, Nicki Minaj, is the topic I'm kind of agitated about. The reason being is that she's stated they are also alter­ego's that she's created but at a young age she say's in order to escape the trauma in her life she would become different characters." 23
  24. "Now as much as I can understand that, the problem

    with me is that she's beautifying this "Multiple Personality Bit" as if it's not really a realcondition and can be made up by anyone." "I was just wondering how my fellow multiples feel about her promoting herself as this "Multiple Personality B****"." (Mycchole, August 4, 2012). http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com 24
  25. 14 Artemis' dabbling with Fairy Magic bit.ly Captain Holly Short

    and Artemis are fictional characters and are not real fairies and it is not usual for a multiple to be a fairy ­ though it's possible a "little" or two have pretended to be a "make­believe fairy" ­ who wouldn't want wings!? ~Ann Garvey~ 25
  26. "Book Review: The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer" "Captain Holly

    Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt­ridden fairies ­­ not humans ­­ and most likely triggered by Artemis’s dabbling with fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive­compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy." "Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind ­­ and the grips of a giant squid ­­ in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants?" "He has what is called the Atlantis Complex, which gives him OCD, excessive paranoia, and a multiple personality disorder, among other things." (Alyssa ­ Reader's Refuge, August 3, 2012). http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com 26
  27. 15 Cosmopolitan forums bit.ly Watching a televised multiple on a

    “daytime talk show” is not the same as watching Primal Fear ­ though we are thinking it would be scary for any multiple to be under "that dramatized human microscope." Being on a talk show doesn't prove or disprove multiplicity. ~Ann Garvey~ 27
  28. "Quallybears thread led me to think of this! What does

    everyone think? Does anybody know anyone who suffers from the disorder? To me it's probably the most confusing mental health issue out there because it really is so difficult to understand and figure out!" "I was watching Oprah one day and she was doing a show on multiple personality disorder. She was interviewing different people and one of the women had something like 93 different "people"/personalities in her mind! Fascinating!" "(Think Primal Fear if you've seen it and if you haven't, watch it!!)" (Emma, January 10, 2011) http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com 28
  29. 16 I’m Not That Guy accordingtohoyt.com Multiple personality is not

    about possession or mind swapping, nor is it psychologically “mad." ~Ann Garvey~ "No, I’m not talking about possession, mind swapping or even multiple personality disorder. (It has another name, mind – one my son keeps insisting I use, but bah." "He’s asleep." "Besides, they’re all coming up with new fangled names for the same madness.)" "I’ve written that type of thing excessively, mind, and in all genres which betrays perhaps a morbid fear or perhaps my subconscious screaming in your ears." (Sarah A. Hoyt, August 2, 2012). 29
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  31. 17 Small Demons bit.ly Sybil was a characterization of someone’s

    real life, it was not “the making of a disease” ­ The disease came first. ~Ann Garvey~ "Swales was joined in his Sybil search by Mikkel Borch­Jacobsen, a professor of comparative literature at the University of Washington." 31
  32. "As a longtime critic of psychoanalysis, Borch­Jacobsen had interviewed Sybil's

    old backup psychiatrist, Dr. Herbert Spiegel, for The New York Review of Books." "The title of the piece, published in 1997, made clear what Spiegel and Borch­Jacobsen thought of MPD. "Sybil," the article was called. "The Making of a Disease." (Small Demons, August, 2012). http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com 32
  33. 18 Dissociative Identity Disorder « thoughts, prayers & songs: matichuk.wordpress.com

    Prayer ministry will not make multiplicity go away or lead to integration. The good Lord never said he was against multiples, or that being a multiple was a sin. The great, great majority of therapists would not ethically "prime" their traumatized people ... anymore and most likely less than the ***religious. ~Ann Garvey~ 33
  34. "Author Candyce Roberts has walked with many survivors of abuse

    as a minister of inner healing to those who are traumatized." "The ministry of inner healing involves inviting Jesus into the wounded areas of our heart and allowing him to bring healing to our past memories and broken parts. In focusing on sufferers of abuse, Roberts has often met those who have a ‘fractured personality’ (like Dissociative Identity Disorder but she cautions non­mental health professionals against diagnosing anyone). Often in sessions of prayer ministry, survivors of abuse will manifest different personalities. These are parts of the self that need healing and integration." "Her rhetoric about SRA is not the goat/human sacrifice hysteria of the late 1980′s, but she does posit that there are victims of abuse perpetrated by members of cults(Satanists or otherwise) who intentionally fragment the personality of a child through ritual abuse. This is a bold and controversial claim, not least because trauma memories are not universally accepted as particularly reliable. Wounded people may ‘remember’ traumas in therapy when primed by a therapist, whether or not the events actually occurred." (matichuck, August 10, 2012). http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com ***In the United States, which has been the lead focus of much of the scandals and subsequent reforms,[27] BishopAccountability.org, an 34
  35. "online archive established by lay Catholics," reports that over 3,000

    civil lawsuits have been filed against the church,[28] some of these cases have resulted in multi­million dollar settlements with many claimants. The Associated Press estimated the total from settlements of sex abuse cases from 1950­2007 to be more than $2 billion.[31] Bishop Accountability puts the figure at more than $3 billion in 2012.[8][28] Addressing "a flood of abuse claims" five dioceses (Tucson, Arizona; Spokane, Washington; Portland, Oregon.; Davenport, Iowa, and San Diego) got bankruptcy protection.[31] Eight Catholic diocese have declared bankruptcy due to sex abuse cases from 2004­2011.[32] In the Philippines where as of 2002 at least 85% of the population is Catholic, the revelations of sexual abuse by priests, including child sexual abuse, followed the United States' reporting in 2002.[33] Retrieved on September 1, 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_sex_abuse_cases 35
  36. 19 Dark Journey www.portlandmonthlymag.com David Pedersen did not go on

    a killing spree because his mother appeared to be a multiple, it can be "safely assumed" that the mothers of most murderers aren't multiples ... it's just not heard of. It was known that his father was a child molester which is probably part of his conversation on wanting to kill his father. His record shows that he began with robbery because he did not have a way to take girls out on dates. He stated he learned to be an animal in juvenile facilities. Killing is always wrong whether or not the person is a multiple, because every multiple "system" has to be accountable for the whole. There are questions as to the sanity of prisons and insane asylums as being rehabilitative or cost effective, but we can hope like most that they are most often trying to improve. ~Ann Garvey~ 36
  37. “Joey”Pedersen walked to his mother’s apartment in Salem on May

    24 last year. The sky, he recalls, was blue and white, vast and strange. He wore new slacks and a collared shirt. A cheap red tie bothered his neck, covering the tattooed initials of “Supreme White Power” that circle his throat. He marveled at the people, streets, and stores, sights he’d only imagined during his time in solitary confinement—11 of the almost 15 years he’d spent in various jails and prisons. He was 30, free for the first time since he was 16." "Pedersen’s new life was short. On September 26, he and girlfriend Holly Grigsby enacted a scene in Everett, Washington, that he later said he’d planned for years: Grigsby told detectives she slashed his stepmother’s throat, killing her; Pedersen killed his father, shooting him in the head. Then, driving through Oregon in his father’s car with the man’s body slumped in the front seat, Pedersen and Grigsby allegedly murdered Cody Myers, a 19­year­old from Lafayette who happened to be in Newport for a jazz festival, stole his car, and fled to California. The California Highway Patrol captured the couple on October 5, the same day Myers’s body was found in a forest near the Oregon coast. Police announced that Pedersen and Grigsby were also suspected in the racially motivated killing of a black California man named Reginald Clark." "Pedersen’s mother, meanwhile, suffered multiple personality disorder, according to court records. When the couple divorced in 1993, neither parent sought custody of Pedersen or his sister. The siblings moved into the house of an aunt living in Stayton, Oregon." (Alison Barnwell, May 24, 2012, updated August 28, 2012). 37
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  39. 20 Dissociative Identity Disorder socyberty.com People don't become multiples due

    to hypnosis. We can assume that people have pretended to be multiples who weren't (see previous myths), but real multiplicity isn't caused by hypnosis, it is generally understood to be a defense mechanism caused by severe trauma, usually sexual abuse, usually incest before the age of five and then only by those with some predisposition toward being dissociative. ~Ann Garvey~ 39
  40. "Dissociative identity disorder or often abbreviated as DID is a

    psychological phenomenon that existing throughout the world and has not known for exactly what the cause is." "There is much debate over Dissociative Identity Disorder, some psychologists say that this phenomenon is generally due to a childhood trauma, some said that it is only a false memory created by hypnosis, but until now, this could not be ascertained." (Dwi Puramasari, May 2012). http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com 40