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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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. Through building up a long and detailed case history, case studies can be used as an aid to understanding and helping the client. Although Thigpen and Cleckley do not point to the cause of MPD, the received wisdom is that MPD is usually a response to child abuse – a way for the individual to protect him or herself.
Such research can also be called action research as the researchers involvement is consciously trying to change the persons behaviour.
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It was decided the Jane was the person most likely to bring a solution to the troubled mind, and that her growing dominance over the other personalities to be an appropriate resolution. 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 succeeded in concealing her identity not only from Eve White, but also from her parents and husband. The close relationship between researcher and participant may introduce bias. The voice and language structure were also very different, and to the therapist it appeared to be an entirely different woman. Firstly it could be considered whether Eve White was treated more of a subject than a patient. Eve Black though was regressive whilst Eve White was repressive showing obsessive-compulsive traits, rigidity and an inability to deal with her hostility.
It contained an in-depth picture producing rich qualitative data e. It became easier for the therapist to call up whichever personality he wanted to examine, and childhood experiences were investigated under hypnosis.
The therapists believed that another personality had emerged who called herself Jane. A web site full of stuff that should be useful.
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.
It is an example of a neurotic disorder. Evaluation of Procedure Strengths Case studies are particularly useful in revealing the origins personalitg abnormal behaviour.
After Jane appeared the three personalities were given electroencephalogram tests EEG. For example, there are many more cases reported in the US than say the UK. Case studies are particularly useful in revealing the origins of abnormal behaviour. A case of multiple personality. A major strength of this case study was that it provides lots of data. Thigpen and Cleckley did recognise this but asserted that the performance could not have cleckldy for so long and so consistently.
Multiple Personality is not a form thigpenn schizophrenia. During interviews several emotional difficulties were revealed. For the therapist this as a change in her personality, but tyigpen objectively it could be explained as a change in his perceptions of her. They also asked independent experts to give a variety of tests including an EEG test, psychometric tests and projective tests.
She believed that fragmentation of her personality had been to protect herself from things she could not bear. Both personalities were given a series of psychometric i. However, although the therapists could work with Jane to determine whether Eve Black had been lying, Jane had tbigpen found a way to displace Eve Black, or to communicate through her.
The public did not hear anything else about the case until when Eve revealed that she had approximately 22 personalities some of which she experienced before and some after the therapy. The other personality, they argued, was more responsible than Eve Black and more confident ane interesting than Eve White.
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During one such episode, Eve White appeared to relax into a sleepy state. However, the diagnosis of MPD is very unreliable. Evaluation of Explanation It is possible that the therapists could have been conned by a successful actress. A postscript to this remarkable story came in the revelation in by Eve that she had experienced many other personalities before the original therapy and after it.
Similarly, after a few hypnotic sessions the therapists could request Eve Black to let them speak to Eve Multipke. 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 would regain full health and find her way to a happy life.
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’.
The psychiatrists believed that she had a number of complex, but relatively commonplace marital conflicts and personal frustrations. IQ and memory tests and projective tests i.
ccleckley After more sessions they found that hypnosis was no longer needed for obtaining the changes. During the interview, Eve White who was normally very self-controlled became distressed and asked whether hearing an occasional imaginary voice made her insane.