Littlechris Wrote:So I have this friend who's a psychologist from the University of Glasgow
Okay, back at my computer. First up, I really hope you mean your friend is a psychology student and not an actual psychologist, because he is way off base on some really basic things.
I'll just quickly comment on what the two of you said.
Quote: Is it possible for 2 or more of the personalities to be in control at the same time? I'd assume that would give the body an epileptic fit or something, due to the electricity in the brain....
An epileptic fit has absolutely nothing to do with personality. While partial seizures do indeed cause perceptual changes (had a few of them myself recently), one's awareness or state of mind changing is entirely different from one's "personality" (in the sense of multiple identities) changing.
Quote: No, it is not
That is called schizophrenia and entirely different
This just made me go wtf . . . I'd expect any educated 15 year old to know the basic differences between schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder. That someone apparently studying psychology in a reputable university doesn't is absolutely terrifying!
Schizophrenia is a mental illness characterised by such things as hallucations, delusions, paranoia, and irrational behaviour. It is not related in any way to more than one personality/aspect being conscious or aware. That's just nonsense.
Dissociative identity disorder is a mental illness characterised by periods of, simply put, dissociation. This is immediately different from "multiples" in that multiples, for the most part, do not seem to dissociate often.
Quote:So what are your opinions on this?
Your friend is an idiot who needs some remedial studies, pretty damn quick.