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Disassociative Identity Disorder

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 by eftwendy in Open

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commented on May 17, 2012
by dustproduction

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In the early 1980's Dr. Michael Ryce had a videotape series entitled, "Why is this happening to me again?" In it he mentioned a woman with Multiple Personality Disorder (now DID). She was diabetic in one alter (personality) and not diabetic in another alter. I have been searching for the study. Today I spoke with Dr. Ryce who said the study was done by Dr. Braun at the Institute of Noetic Science. Can anyone help me find either this study or any studies that document people having different physical bodies in separate alters?

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    dustproduction May 17, 2012

    This goes back to 1985:

    ''Multiples exhibit some remarkable medical phenomena.'' Dr. Putnam said. He gives the example of one patient who reacted normally to a sedative drug in one personality, but was totally unaffected by it in another.

    ''Some multiples carry several different eyeglasses, because their vision changes with each personality,'' said Bennett Braun, who directs a unit devoted to treating multiple personalities at the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Braun reports the case of a young woman who in one personality was colorblind for blue and green, a problem that ended with the successful treatment of her multiple-personality condition. Another woman, admitted to a hospital for diabetes, baffled her physicians by showing no symptoms of the disorder at times when one personality, who was not diabetic, was dominant. A young man was allergic to citrus fruit in some personalities, but not in others.

    Research on brain patterns of multiples has produced data of unusual promise. Dr. Braun reports the case of a woman who, at one point in her treatment, manifested four personalities. Brain wave measurements showed each had a distinct pattern of brain function. After her successful treatment, when these four personalities were blended into a single, integrated one, the remaining pattern was still distinct from any one of the previous four. Daniel Goleman-New York Times

    http://www.nytimes.com/1985/05/21/science/new-focus-on-multiple-personality.html?pagewanted=all

    "The MPD community suffered another serious attack on its credibility when Dr. Bennett Braun, the founder of the International Society for the Study of Disassociation, had his license suspended over allegations he used drugs and hypnosis to convince a patient she killed scores of people in Satanic rituals. The patient claims that Braun convinced her that she had 300 personalities, among them a child molester, a high priestess of a satanic cult, and a cannibal. The patient told the Chicago Tribune: "I began to add a few things up and realized there was no way I could come from a little town in Iowa, be eating 2,000 people a year, and nobody said anything about it." The patient won $10.6 million in a lawsuit against Braun, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital, and another therapist."
    http://skepdic.com/mpd.html

    http://www.fmsfonline.org/braun.html

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0880480963/roberttoddcarrolA/

    http://www.rickross.com/reference/false_memories/fsm75.html

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    eftwendy Jan 17, 2012

    Thanks for the feedback!

  • charliet Jan 12, 2012

    OOOPPS - forgot to mention that if you do go to the website I posted and click on the FMS logo at the top left it takes you to the False Memory Society home page.

  • charliet Jan 12, 2012

    Not sure if this may help. The doctor is Bennett G Braun MD. The book by him - actually compilation of papers - is titled The Treatment of Multiple Personality Disorder and is listed at Amazon.com. Also seems to be some controversy here - go to www.fmsfonline.org/braun.html - seems he was sued over some of this.
    Don't know any more, sounds like an interesting study though.

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