If one recalls the movie “Eve”, the movie serves as a fairly representative description of the affliction, though the story is somewhat overly Hollywood-ised. In any case, the condition could be described thus: A person we know as Joe may have several ( or even several hundred ) other personalities that at various times emerge and “take the wheel” leaving Joe in a sort of “blackout”, unable to remember what transpired during these episodes. Joe may find strange things in his wallet, that he doesn’t recognize or remember putting there, and he may become quite emotionally upset about these unaccountable experiences. Alcoholics and heavy drug users also experience “blackouts”. In our example, Joe may be an alcoholic, as that is a fairly common scenario. If Joe is then diagnosed as DID, or Multiple Personality Disorder, and put on drugs then this can make the problem even more unmanageable due to complications of their side effects.
Prescription drugs can sometimes worsen the symptoms of multiple personality disorder.
Other causes for DID and Multiple personality Disorder have been traced back to certain psychiatric practices of the 50’s and later, such as are documented in “Manchurian Candidate” type scenarios or the now documented clandestine programming that was done by the CIA and other groups. It is fairly certain that simply drugging a person will not undo the psychological condition or trauma that may have preceded acquiring DID or MPD in this way.
Our approach is to search for underlying causes of this condition and provide customized, drug-free corrections and treatments to relieve symptoms.
Sometimes treatment can go off the rails, as it would with Joe in our example, leaving him with unhandled symptoms, unhandled addictive biochemistry and undesirable side effects as well. We are here to help anyone on their road to recovery.
We are compassionate to the extreme and endeavor to assist our clients with utmost excellence and attention at Alternative to Meds Center.
Dr. John Motl, M.D.
Dr. Motl is currently certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry, and Board eligible in Neurology and licensed in the state of Arizona. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology and minors in chemistry and philosophy. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Motl has studied Medical Acupuncture at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and at U.C.L.A.