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Does schizophrenia give you multiple personalities?

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Some of the most common symptoms of schizophrenia are hallucinations and delusions, which include hearing voices in your head and acting on false beliefs. But this isn't the same as multiple personality disorder, or, more accurately, dissociative identity disorder (DID).

SOURCES:

American Journal of Public Health : “Community Violence Perpetration and Victimization Among Adults With Mental Illnesses

American Psychiatric Association: “What is Schizophrenia?”

American Psychological Association: “Recognizing the Signs of Schizophrenia.”

Annals of General Psychiatry : “Suicide risk in schizophrenia: learning from the past to change the future.”

Canadian Psychiatric Association: “Schizophrenia: The Journey to Recovery, A Consumer and Family Guide to Assessment and Treatment.”

HealthyWomen: “Schizophrenia.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Schizophrenia,” “Dissociative Disorders.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Schizophrenia.”

PLOS Medicine : “Schizophrenia and Violence: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on August 27, 2019

SOURCES:

American Journal of Public Health : “Community Violence Perpetration and Victimization Among Adults With Mental Illnesses

American Psychiatric Association: “What is Schizophrenia?”

American Psychological Association: “Recognizing the Signs of Schizophrenia.”

Annals of General Psychiatry : “Suicide risk in schizophrenia: learning from the past to change the future.”

Canadian Psychiatric Association: “Schizophrenia: The Journey to Recovery, A Consumer and Family Guide to Assessment and Treatment.”

HealthyWomen: “Schizophrenia.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Schizophrenia,” “Dissociative Disorders.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Schizophrenia.”

PLOS Medicine : “Schizophrenia and Violence: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on August 27, 2019

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