Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde Essay

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Dissociative identity disorder, also known as a split personality disorder or multiple personality disorder is a condition that causes a person to express different personalities that are independent and react differently in the environment. As it suggests, someone with dissociative identity disorder displays very different personalities that swap in and out at different intervals, and typically each persona does not recall what the other personality did. This is something that is seen quite often with the character Dr. Jekyll in the 1931 film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, based off of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In the movie, one of the main characters, Dr. Jekyll, creates an elixir that allows him to split his personality in two. This other personality is known as Mr. Hyde. Dr.…show more content…
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and dissociate identity disorder is quite apparent. Dr. Jekyll in the movie realizes that transforming into Mr. Hyde has serious ramifications so he proceeds to stop drinking the potions. Unfortunately, though, with the prolonged dosage of these potions, Dr. Jekyll begins to automatically revert into Mr. Hyde against his will, similarly to dissociate identity disorder. In the process of purifying the darkness from his consciousness, he alternatively liberates the darkness from the good. Although metaphoric, the strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a disorder that affects 1.5% of U.S. citizens according to the DSM-5. In conjunction with the movie and the book, a deeper analysis can be conducted in order to pinpoint the right diagnosis, leading to an optimal route of treatment. The book, in comparison with the movie, gives a glimpse of his childhood and other relevant details that were not apparent in the movie. From a psychological standpoint, moments, such as trauma and living environment, pose a huge contribution on what treatment should be prescribed to the

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