Potential neuropsychologic and neurophysiology correlates of multiple personality disorder: Literature review and two case studies

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Abstract

The following is a review of the literature concerning electroencephalo-graphic (EEG) abnormalities in multiple personality disorder (MPD). In addition, the neuropsychologic profiles and EEG results of two psychiatric inpatients diagnosed with multiple personality disorder (MPD) are presented. Both patients showed evidence of above-average intelligence, significant Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale—Revised (WAIS-R) Verbal Intelligence Quotient-Performance Intelligence Quotient (VIQ-PIQ) discrepancies, impairment in free recall, severe depression without psychomotor retardation, and mildly abnormal EEGs. Theories regarding the validity and etiology of MPD are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-229
Number of pages15
JournalNeuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology
Volume7
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1994

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Keywords

  • Case studies
  • Multiple personality disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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