noun[often as modifier] Psychology
- A rare dissociative disorder in which two or more personalities with distinct memories and behavior patterns apparently exist in one individual: multiple-personality disorderMore example sentences
- For example, a large section on multiple-personality disorder in one episode has been trimmed to make room for a segment on a recent case study of a paranoid schizophrenic.
- The quote is about multiple-personality disorder, but I think applies equally well to schizophrenia.
- Determined to prove the stranger is nothing more than a tragic victim of multiple-personality disorder, the doctor soon finds himself doubting his own diagnosis.