Wednesday, 07 April 2021

Schizophrenia does NOT mean multiple personalities

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Schizophrenia does NOT mean multiple personalities

Across the globe, schizophrenia is a widely misunderstood disorder with many people mistaking it for Dissociative Personality Disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder).1

While they are both serious mental disorders that share certain symptoms, multiple personalities are not a symptom of schizophrenia.2

Both disorders are uncommon

While schizophrenia and Dissociative Personality Disorder are severe and often misunderstood, it’s important to remember that they aren’t very common. They each affect approximately 1% of the population and, should a person exhibit more than two of the primary symptoms described above, it is best to seek help from a healthcare professional and work on an effective treatment plan.3

To learn more about schizophrenia, be sure to visit schizophrenia24x7.co.za for resources and tips on living with schizophrenia. Or, you can join an online community on Facebook, where insights, tips and resources are shared with a like-minded community. All you need to do is join the Our Mental Health on Facebook and learn more about various mental health issues.

References:

  1. https://www.verywellmind.com/dissociative-disorder-vs-schizophrenia-4160180
  2. https://www.bellfoundation.org.au/myth-vs-fact-schizophrenia-is-not-a-multiple-personality-disorder/
  3. https://bhekisisa.org/article/2019-11-18-my-many-selves-how-i-learned-to-live-with-multiple-personalities/

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