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tynamite's answer « What's the cause of Multiple Personality Disorder?
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I think it's something you're born with genetically that you're genetically predisposed to in your DNA. There is a thing called "epigenetics" which are genes which are TURNED ON due to life events or experiences. For example, you have to TEACH your children to read, write and do math. They aren't going to learn that by themselves.

If a child does not learn how to read and write and understand language by age 5, they are NEVER going to learn it, as a child's brain has MORE neuroplasticity than an adult's brain. Crawling and walking is an instinct. Language is not an instinct. Parents are responsible for teaching their children MILESTONES, and if they do not, social services will arrest the parents for neglect.

The brain has 1 billion neurons in it. That's more neurons than there are stars in the solar system.

When a child LEARNS something, the neurons in the brain make more connections to the synapses. Learning how to ride a bike or play the piano, CHANGES the physical structure of the brain. Learning and life experiences, REWIRE the brain. Before you know how to ride a bike or play the piano, it, it is VERY hard and it takes MONTHS to learn. Once you know how to do it, it is easy and you can do it without even thinking about it - like instinct. You don't have to think about how to walk. A toddler does. They are always dropping things, falling over, and have bad gait.

My magician brother told me, while he was talking to me about magic, that "repetition" is a form of hypnosis. If you are doing the same thing over and over again, technically you are in a trance engaging in hypnotic actions. When you drive a car, you are NOT thinking about what gear you will put the manual car on. You are NOT thinking about how to alter your speed. You just do it naturally.

When you walk down the street, you have a "gait", and criminals and beggars will look at people's "gait's" to determine who to approach. You can't change your gait. It happens naturally. Walking, driving, cycling and playing a musical instrument is a form of hypnosis.

Now what I think, is that people with MPD have a genetic predisposition to it in their DNA, but "stressors" from their environment turns the genes on.

Scientists are even finding out that bacteria in your immune system affect your mood I read an article about that in BBC News. Child abuse also REWIRES the brain. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-43815370

Look at it this way. There are MILLIONS of people WORLDWIDE living in dictatorships, communist countries, mental hospitals, hospices and care homes, wars, poverty, refugee camps - and you DON'T see them develop multiple personality disorder.Why do only LESS THAN 1% of people in those situations develop MPD. Because it's genetic.
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