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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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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.

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Depositing User: Hannah Dodd


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Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2014 08:25
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:37