That was one fascinating post.
??? How many times have you diagnosed sz patients? They are quite often dx’d with several other symptom sets. Clinical depression, general anxiety disorder, bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder, and autistic spectrum stuff seem to be the most common in Axis I. Paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, avoidant, narcissistic, histrionic, obsessive-compulsive, nihilistic depressive, and borderline personality disorder in Axis II.
Of course. We all do.
Actually, that depends. Many experts on sz have asserted for decades that many “effectively” medicated sz pts become criterially and clearly borderline under stress. (If one knows what borderlinism actually is at the physiological, cognitive and behavioral levels, it’s very easy to understand why those experts asserted what they did.)
If people have multiple selves – meaning something like “complexes” of values, beliefs, emotional states and behavioral expressions that are discrete from other such complexes – it’s usually best to try to develop an emotionally stable, “executive personality.” Once accomplished, those existing “personas” can become known to it sufficiently to make it possible for the e/p to keep an eye on them… and ultimately bring them under its “administration.”
Unification (or “integration”) is sometimes possible, though not always. In whatever event, however, the person with all those personalities typically feels a lot more comfortable in his or her own skin when the e/p is on top of things.
No shame, no guilt, no embarrassment, not humiliation, nor harm, no foul.