Disorder INTRODUCTION Kevin. The main character from the movie Split, Kevin, was once traveling with his dad on a train and that’s when his dad asked him to wait till he gets back but unfortunately his dad never returned and Kevin was left alone, and was brought up by his abusive mom. Due to his abusive mom he developed multiple personality disorder, also known as : “Dissociative Identity Disorder.” He developed 23 different personalities MAIN SUBJECT Within Kevin he has developed 23 different personalities. This disorder is known as Dissociative Identity Disorder. Kevin devepoles this disorder when he lived with his abusive mother. According to Psychology Today “Why some people develop DID is not entirely understood, but they frequently report having experienced severe physical and sexual abuse, particularly during childhood. Among those with the DID in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, approximately 90 percent report experiencing childhood abuse.” These are some of the different personalities of Kevin, Barry: He is a fashion designer/artist. Dennis: He is the protector of Kevin.  Patricia: She’s a calm British woman. Hedwig: He is a 9-year-old boy. Kevin has a really hard time controlling himseelf.DESCRIPTION OF DISORDER “Dissociative disorders are characterized by an involuntary escape from reality characterized by a disconnection between thoughts, identity, consciousness and memory. People from all age groups and racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds can experience a dissociative disorder.” (NAMI). SYMPTOMS According to NAMI, these are some of symptoms:Significant memory loss of specific times, people and eventsOut-of-body experiences, such as feeling as though you are watching a movie of yourselfMental health problems such as depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicideA sense of detachment from your emotions, or emotional numbnessA lack of a sense of self-identity.These are the symptoms of dissociative disorders. Even Kevin had all of this symptoms.  LITERATURE REVIEW “Dr. Peter Barach, a clinical psychologist in Cleveland, told Healthline that most people are not diagnosed with DID right away because most mental health professionals are not trained to recognize the disorder.” (Health Line).TREATMENT According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Treatment also aims to help the person safely express and process painful memories, develop new coping skills and life skills, restore optimal functioning, and improve relationships.” These are some of the treatments.Psychotherapy, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Dialectical-behavior therapy, Family therapy, Creative therapies, Meditation and relaxation techniques, Clinical hypnosis, Medication. CONCLUSION Many of these symptoms can be found in Kevin. Such as memory loss, many times he doesn’t even remember which personality took control of the body. Kevin also had mental health problems he went through anxiety disorder, health, etc. I believe we should look into how can someone can develop such personalities within one body.REFERENCE”Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder).” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, 24 Feb. 2017, www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/dissociative-identity-disorder-multiple-personality-disorder.”NAMI.” NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness, www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Dissociative-Disorders.”NAMI.” NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness, www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Dissociative-Disorders.”Split: Why Mental Health Experts Are Critical of the Movie.” Healthline, Healthline Media, www.healthline.com/health-news/movie-split-harms-people-with-dissociative-identity-disorder#3.”Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder).” Cleveland Clinic, my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/dissociative-identity-disorder.


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