[quote="PerfectTiming, post:6, topic:269951"]
Multiple Personality Disorder does still exist, but it is now know as Dissociative Identity Disorder. Not that it should be in the DSM at all but that's another discussion.
It's not the same definition, but has "developed" into the new definition. The DSM has a lot of "disorders" listed that are very vaguely defined. Some "disorders" I would argue, are disorders only in certain opinions and not others.
Perhaps I'm just reading it wrong but to me it does read as a blanket dismissal, and if I am wrong I apologise. But could you then please clarify?
I'm not ignorant about psychology. My own mother is a psychologist and I ended up growing up with it around all the time. It's an interesting study.
Clarification: There are those, similar to some physicians, who become so arrogant that they believe they understand and can diagnose any symptom. Many have become atheist/agnostic, and in their religion of agnosticism/atheism, diagnose everything according to science and their religion. They are not open to the fact that some symptoms may, in reality be due to some other cause other than those that may be explained through science.
Truly, I believe many of these dilemmas of evil nature could be explained as having both evil and psychological components. I can say the same of many who are diagnosed with psychological disorders. Many times it is a combination of both, leading to confusion of which method would be the best way of resolving the issue, or a combination of both.
[quote="Baelor, post:7, topic:269951"]
This is actually very interesting; I had no idea. Do you have any links on this topic, i.e. lists of such illnesses or papers written on this?
Here is a quick wiki article about the DSM revisions through the years. Have at it.