Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) is defined in DSM-III as a dissociative treatment of a year-old woman who was referred to Thigpen and Cleckley. Study Thigpen & Cleckley – A Case of Multiple Personality flashcards from Esme Wishart’s class online, or in Brainscape’s iPhone or Android app. ✓ Learn faster. J Abnorm Psychol. Jan;49(1) A case of multiple personality. THIGPEN CH, CLECKLEY H. PMID: ; [Indexed for MEDLINE]. MeSH terms.
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Case studies are particularly useful in revealing the origins of abnormal behaviour. She succeeded in concealing her identity not only from Eve White, but also from her parents and husband.
After Jane appeared the three personalities were given electroencephalogram tests EEG. Schizophrenia is a type of psychosis where contact with reality and insight are impaired.
A case of multiple personality.
We have no way of assessing how typical this individual is of other people with multiple personality and therefore we have to ask whether this study is unique to Eve or whether we can generalise it to other cases. The other personality, they argued, was more responsible than Eve Black mjltiple more confident and interesting than Eve White.
Having been able to work with the three personalities for several months the therapists concluded that if Jane could take possession of the personalities the patient qnd regain full health and find her way to a happy life.
Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 49, During the therapy sessions it became clear that Eve Black had little compassion for Eve White, and could not be persuaded to help with the therapy.
Aim The aim of this article was to provide an account of the psychotherapeutic treatment of a year-old woman who was referred to Thigpen and Cleckley because of ‘severe and blinding headaches’. Thigpen and Cleckley also involved Eve’s relatives to help verify certain recollections, and to add information, and in this way throw light on the case.
She believed that fragmentation of her personality had been to protect herself from things she could not bear. Eve Black though was regressive whilst Eve White was repressive showing obsessive-compulsive traits, rigidity and an inability to deal with her hostility. However, the diagnosis of MPD is very unreliable. Rorschach and drawings of human figures by an independent expert with the following results: The aim of this article was to provide an account of the psychotherapeutic treatment of a year-old woman csae was referred to Thigpen and Cleckley because thugpen ‘severe and blinding headaches’.
Such research can also be called action research as the researchers involvement is consciously trying to change the persons behaviour.
When asked her name she immediately replied that she was Eve Black. It is an example of a neurotic disorder. A web site full of stuff that should be useful. During persinality several emotional difficulties were revealed. This perhaps demonstrates that some psychiatrists are more likely to diagnose MPD than others.
On her next visit Eve White denied sending the letter, though she recalled having begun one, which she never finished and thought she had destroyed.
I t was possible to make a clear distinction between the readings of Eve Black and the other two personalities. Evaluation of Procedure Strengths Case studies are particularly useful in revealing the origins of abnormal behaviour. The profile of Eve Black was far healthier than Eve White. It became easier for the therapist to call up whichever personality he wanted to examine, and childhood experiences were investigated under hypnosis.
Case studies only relate to one individual and we have to be careful generalising from the findings. Through building up a long and detailed case history, case studies can be used as an aid to understanding and helping the client.
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Rorschach test ink blot test and drawings of human figures results: Explanation Thigpen and Cleckley were convinced that they had witnessed an example of multiple personality. The psychiatrists believed that she had a number of complex, but relatively commonplace marital conflicts and personal frustrations.
The close relationship between researcher and participant may introduce bias. She reported that she had on several occasions over the last few months briefly heard a voice addressing her. She recalled a total of 22 and suggested that the fragmentation of her personality had been to protect herself from things she could not bear. For example, in this case study, the moment that Eve Black appears can be seen in a different way to that described by the therapist. It is possible that the therapists could have been conned by a successful actress.
Thigpen and Cleckley did recognise this but asserted that the performance could not have continued for so long and so consistently. After more sessions they found that hypnosis was no longer needed for obtaining the changes.