I am writing to you because I have been looking up multiple personality disorders, and I came across this website.
I am writing because I am worried about my father. He is now 62 and is not doing well at all. He has not left his house in about two months nor has even taken a shower and he seems to be getting worse. He has no desire for anything anymore. All he does is lie on the couch with a blanket over his head with no heat on, and it is extremely cold in his house.
The other day I went to try to get him to go and get him help and he refused. He can barely breathe half the time and I fear that he is slowly dying. When I was talking to him, he was acting very strange.
First when I walked in, he looked as though he was a 90 year old man, his face looked grey and his hair even looked more gray. I told him, let's get up and go to the hospital, and he said in a very faint older voice, "I can't," almost whispering. Then when I said, "Let's go" again, almost in a more firm voice, suddenly his face changed and became very angry, the color came back in his face and he yelled, "No!"
I then confronted him about some things I had witnessed when I was a child, such as his addiction, which he denied, still in an angry tone, staring at me as though he wanted to hurt me. I then started to cry, asking him why he would watch it in front of me all the time, even though he didn't know I was standing right in front of him. He then looked away, with his head down and spoke almost as if he were a young boy, shrugging his shoulders.
I said, "Look at me when I'm talking!" So then he did, with a face of disgust, just staring me down. Anyway, this went on for hours watching him almost change into different people, with different voices, and each time the personality changed, I would notice that he would look down, and every time he would look up, he was almost a different person. A few times I felt like I was actually talking to my father, but most of the time it was as if he were a different person.
I am writing because I do not know what to do. I do not know if this is even multiple personality disorder that he suffers from, but I need advice. I have been reading up on it and it seems as though he has most of if not all of the symptoms related to MPD. If you could please help me and get back to me on this, I would greatly appreciate it.