Multiple personality disorder: an introduction for HCAs.

Hayes, Catherine (2014) Multiple personality disorder: an introduction for HCAs. British Journal of healthcare Assistants, 8 (1). pp. 29-33. ISSN 1753-1586

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Abstract

The public perception of multiple personality disorder (MPD) is of a sudden, irreversible and severe change in mental health. In fact, MPD is usually slow of onset and, with the right care, people can go on to live fulfilling lives after an episode of MPD.

Diagnosis is a long and complex process and it is reasonable for HCAs to raise issues of concern about patient behaviour with a qualified healthcare practitioner.

A basic awareness of the 5 types of symptoms can improve how and why the HCA or AP interacts with people living with MPD; these signs and symptoms may differ significantly in intensity and pattern and vary over time.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Health and Social Care
Sciences > Health Sciences
Sciences > Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Applied Sciences > Department of Pharmacy Health and Wellbeing
Health Sciences and Wellbeing Beacon
Depositing User: Hannah Dodd
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2014 08:25
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2014 08:25
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/5090

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