Soulbook: Psychological Disorders and the Soul – Do People With More Than One Personality Have More Than One Soul?
Again, people are heart, soul, mind, and spirit. In cases of DID, people who have been through extremely traumatic experiences. “Most people diagnosed with MPD were either physically or sexually abused as children. Many times when a young child is severely abused, he or she becomes so detached from reality that what is happening may seem more like a movie or television show than real life. This self-hypnotic state, called disassociation, is a defense mechanism that protects the child from feeling overwhelmingly intense emotions. Disassociation blocks off these thoughts and emotions so that the child is unaware of them. In effect, they become secrets, even from the child. According to the American Psychiatric Association, many MPD patients cannot remember much of their childhoods.” In the instance of DID/MPD, people are affected in what we would call the “heart – emotional part of a person” and “mind – intellectual part”. While these two parts of a person do affect the well-being of one’s soul, they are not the soul. Therefore, the soul remains singular while the broken emotions and intellect of a person reflect separate, hidden pieces of the affected person’s life. People are also universally referred to as having a singular soul in the Bible. “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matt 10:28, for example. We have one soul and only one.