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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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. They also asked independent experts to give a variety of tests including an EEG test, psychometric tests and projective tests. Although Thigpen and Cleckley do not point to the cause of MPD, the received wisdom is that MPD personaluty usually a response to child abuse – a way for the individual to protect him or herself.

For example, there are many more cases thigpem in the US than say the UK. An argument that is gaining popularity is that psychiatrists such as Thigpen and Cleckley are actually creating multiple personality by unwittingly leading their patients into believing that they have the condition.

Case studies are particularly useful in revealing the origins of abnormal behaviour. The therapists used hypnosis and the amnesia was cleared. 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. During the interview, Eve White who was normally very self-controlled became distressed and asked whether hearing an occasional imaginary voice made her insane. The profile of Eve Black was far healthier than Eve White.

tyigpen Thigpen and Cleckley were convinced that they had witnessed an example of multiple personality. Some of these incidents were later backed up in interviews with her parents and her husband.

Eve Black though was regressive whilst Eve White was repressive showing obsessive-compulsive traits, rigidity and an inability to deal with her hostility. Multiple Personality is not a form of schizophrenia.


She also seemed to have a very different physical presence in terms of manner, gestures, and eye movements. Interestingly, women are more likely to be diagnosed than men. The letter concerned her therapy and was written in her usual handwriting, but at the bottom of the page there was a paragraph that looked like a child had written it.

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IQ and memory mulgiple and projective tests i. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 49, Rorschach test ink blot test and drawings of human thlgpen results: Thigpen and Cleckley did recognise this but asserted that the performance could not have continued for so long and so consistently.

It contained an in-depth picture producing rich qualitative data e. The data may therefore be unreliable. When asked her name she immediately replied that she was Eve Black. It is an example of a neurotic disorder. A case of multiple personality. 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.

Similarly, after a few hypnotic sessions the therapists could request Eve Black to let them speak to Eve White. Over the next 14 months, during a series of tthigpen totalling approximately hours, extensive material was obtained about the behaviour and experience of Eve White and Eve Black.

A web site full of stuff that should be useful. 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.

A case of multiple personality.

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. For the therapist this as a change in her personality, but cledkley objectively it could be explained as a change in his perceptions of her. Eve White had a superior memory function than Eve Black. This perhaps demonstrates that some psychiatrists are more likely to diagnose MPD than others.

She reported that she had on several occasions over personaligy last few months briefly heard a voice addressing her. 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. Eve White had a superior memory function than Eve Black Rorschach test ink blot test and drawings of human figures results: Through building up a long and detailed case history, case studies can be used as personaljty aid to understanding and helping the client.


During this conversation Eve White, as if in pain suddenly put both hands to her head. She succeeded in concealing her identity not only from Eve White, but also from her parents and husband. To the therapist it seemed that the usually conventional and retiring Eve White had changed into a carefree person. After more clfckley they found that hypnosis was no longer needed for obtaining the changes. However, the diagnosis of MPD is very unreliable. However muktiple were puzzled that Eve White had no memory of a recent trip.

There are many ethical issues to consider cae this study. Such research can also be called action research as the researchers involvement is consciously trying to change clec,ley persons behaviour.

She believed that fragmentation of her personality had been to protect herself from things she could not bear. During interviews several emotional difficulties were revealed. The close relationship between researcher and participant may introduce bias. This consisted of interviews with the patient and her family, hypnosis, observation, EEG tests and a number of psychometric and projective tests including, memory tests, ink blot tests and intelligence tests.

Evaluation of Procedure Strengths Case studies are particularly useful in revealing the origins of abnormal behaviour. The voice and language structure were also very different, and to the therapist it peraonality to be an entirely different woman.