Year: 1989 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.34, no.5, (June 1989). p.413-418 SIEC No: 19890853

The authors collected a series of 236 cases of multiple personality (MPD). MPD patients experienced extensive sexual & physical abuse as children. They had been in the health care system for an average of 6.7 yrs before being diagnosed with MPD & had an average of 15.7 personalities at the time of reporting. Patients MPD are highly suicidal with 72% attempting suicide & 2.1% being successful. The patients frequently received diagnoses for other mental disorders.