When will we know if the diagnosis of split personality syndrome is accurate?

When the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was first published in 1952, it listed the symptoms of the disorder.

Today, there are about 6,000 different diagnoses, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

However, some experts say the DSM-5 has become too narrow and that more accurate tests are needed.

So in the weeks ahead, the Associated Press will examine whether DSM-V has addressed split personality, a diagnosis first made by researchers in 2011.

This week, the AP looks at whether the new diagnostic criteria are accurate.

The AP asked experts on personality testing and mental health issues to provide their perspectives on whether the DSM and DSM-IV are on the right track and how accurate the tests are.

Is it true that split personality is not a mental disorder?


Split personality disorder is not an actual disorder, the DSM states.

Instead, split personality refers to a complex combination of symptoms that includes: A lack of interest in others or a failure to care for or care for others