dissociative identity disorder


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Recent Examples on the Web The clinical psychiatrist has interviewed more than 20 serial killers, including Arthur Shawcross and Ted Bundy, and believes many serial killers have dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder). Ashley Chervinski, refinery29.com, "Can We Ever Really Know Why Ted Bundy Killed? Well, Dr. Dorothy Lewis Just Might," 18 Nov. 2020 Her controversial work with patients with dissociative identity disorder led her to develop a field theory of what makes a killer. Washington Post, "What to watch on Wednesday: ‘Crazy, Not Insane’ on HBO," 18 Nov. 2020 Shesuffers from what’s now called dissociative identity disorder. Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post, "How to solve a whodunit when the accused has multiple personalities? That’s the twist in Joe Ide’s new novel.," 13 Feb. 2020 Split tells a seemingly unrelated story about Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), who suffers from severe dissociative identity disorder (or at least The Movies' idea of such a disorder). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "New TV spot for Glass will make you want to believe in super powers," 18 Nov. 2018 Schizophrenia is not the same thing as bipolar disorder or dissociative identity disorder. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "9 Facts to Know About Schizophrenia, Which Is Way Too Misunderstood," 15 Sep. 2018 Annie also reveals that her mother had dissociative identity disorder, and that her brother had committed suicide, hinting at the darkness that had long surrounded her family. Yohana Desta, HWD, "Let’s Talk about Hereditary’s Insane Ending," 8 June 2018 Lucyy_k8 believes this is a sign that Betty has some sort of dissociative identity disorder and that Dark Betty is behind Black Hood. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "This CRAZY Theory Will Convince You Betty is Actually Black Hood on "Riverdale"," 21 Dec. 2017 The dissociative identity disorder would easily make the Real Betty unaware of this. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "This 'Riverdale' Theory Will Convince You That Betty—Yes, Betty—Is the Black Hood," 19 Dec. 2017

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“Dissociative identity disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissociative%20identity%20disorder. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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