|Subject: Multiple Personality Disorder
One of my students has a split personality named
"Cooper." It is amazing to see this come out; it's scary and
sad, too. He will be in counseling soon, but he is draining me
emotionally. I need help in handling him, when "Cooper"
appears. The doctor told me to "ignore it, and it will go
away." I don't believe that. Where can I go on the Internet for
Thank you so much,
You are right, of course. Ignoring any form of
mental illness will not make it "go away." Fortunately, there
is a wealth of information and support for those with this disorder and
those who care about them.
Dissociative Disorders Through Dissociative Signs and Symptoms"
by Cecilia Pearson offers an overview of dissociative symptoms.
For a more thorough discussion of this
disorder, see "The
Spectrum of Dissociative Disorders: An Overview of Diagnosis and
Treatment by Joan A. Turkus, M.D. Dr. Turkis is the medical
director of the Post-Traumatic & Dissociative Disorders Program at
The Psychiatric Institute of Washington.
Other recommended sites are listed at the Divided
Hearts Reading Room. Jan