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Rethinking 'Multiple Personality Disorder': Recovering Moral Agency


This article examines how people diagnosed with multiple personality disorder or borderline personality disorder, a milder version of it, are seen and evaluated in terms of ideals that guide so-called 'normal' personalities. This results in a non-holistic, exclusionary perspective that some argue requires a re-visioning. This re-visioning is proposed because many of those who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and multiple personality disorder are frequently survivors of severe and chronic physical/and or sexual abuse. Thus such disorders might be more accurately understood as complex post-traumatic stress disorders, but importantly this does not reflect a moral failing or lack of agency in survivors. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

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