Film Critique and Case Presentation: Three Faces of Eve

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CASE PRESENTATION AND SYMPTOMATOLOGY Mrs. White is diagnosed with a psychological disorder called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) or otherwise known as Multiple Personality Disorder. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders- 5th Edition (DSM-5), DID is characterized by a) the presence of two or more distinct personality states or an experience of possession and b) recurrent episodes of amnesia. Criterion A, the defining feature on this disorder was exhibited by Mrs. White’s three distinct personalities as diagnosed by her therapist, Dr. Luther. Eve White is the original and ‘good’ of the three, a timid and mousy woman, wife and loving mother; unaware of the other inhabitants within her persona. Eve Black, the ‘bad’ is a flirtatious, immodest vixen who is aware of her counterpart and calls her ‘Eve White’. She loves fancy clothes and clubbing. Last is Jane, a composed, intellectual and mature woman who has no memory of her own but aware of her two other counterparts. Mrs. White often experienced depersonalization (experiences of unreality or detachment from one’s mind, self, or body) and derealization (experiences of unreality or detachment from one’s surroundings). This is manifested during the transition episodes in which Eve Black emerges and Mrs. White reported no knowledge of her words and actions as Eve Black. She reported hearing voices which sounded like her own and felt impulses that she has no control over. She experiences disorientation (disturbance of orientation in time, place or person) that confused and disturbed her greatly. Intermittent headaches and blackouts worsened and even led to an unfounded aggression (motor counterpart of anger), harming her daughter in the process. This results to her falling into depression (psychopathological feelings of sadness) and opting to seek for help in

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