Double personality disorder is defined as a psychiatric or psychological condition where an individual tends to have a double or split personality. In some occurrences, it is possible that the alternate personality of the individual becomes so dominating it overpowers their actual self, thus making them forget who they are. Symptoms of the same include extreme rage issues, suddenly temperament changes and outbursts with emotional extremes.
HOW IS DOUBLE PERSONALITY DIAGNOSED?
There is no specific diagnostic test for this disorder, mental-health professionals perform a mental-health interview, ruling out other mental disorders, and referring the patient for medical evaluation to rule out a physical cause for symptoms.
HOW IS DOUBLE PERSONALITY TREATED?
Treatment for this includes medications for anxiety and depression, followed by intensive therapy and counseling. In some cases, inpatient care may be required if the patient poses to be a threat to others or even themselves.
DID YOU KNOW?
The famous movie Psycho based on Alfred Hitchcock's book was based on the double personality or alternate personality disorder too.