Originally Posted by reg12
Welcome bethanymay to the board. Normally schizophrenia is hearing or seeing something that may not be there. Multiple Person syndrome is kind of an older term. What you are refering to actually does come under about 3 headings. They are Borderline Personality Disorder BPD, Dissociative Identity Disorder DID and Multiple Personality Disorder MPD. These are normally related to a trauma situation that the person may not be aware of taking place. BPD is least severe. MPD is actually quite rare. All of the above can cause every symptom in your message. I do have to recommend that your friend should seek professional assistance. I hope this information helps to answer your question. Take care.
What's the difference between DID and Multiple Personality Disorder? I thought they were the same thing, that DID is the now technical term, where as MPD is the older term.
As for your friend, Bethany, I have an opinion but I don't think you'll want to hear it. Plus I don't think it's politically correct.