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Associative Identity Disorder Symptoms
DID (Multiple Person: Also called multiple personality do, is characterized by at least 2 distinct identities that alternately control one's behavior, accompanied by memory impairment for important information, not due to influence of illicit substances or seizures or other medical condition.
DID: In did, there are two or more distinct identities or personality states that continually have power over the person's behavior. There's also inability to recall key personal information that is too far-reaching to be simple forgetfulness. There are also highly distinct memory -- and even physiological -- variations which fluctuate with the person's different personality states or "alters".
Can you tell me what are the symptoms of multiple personality disorder (disassociative identity disorder)?
Multiple personality: MPD, now called dissociative identity disorder is characterized by two or more distinct identity states known as alters in addition to the patient him/her self. These identity states will seem fragmentary and partially unaware of the others, each with varying degrees of disturbance, The alters tend to be more active and aggressive, while the patient's core personality will be more passive.See 1 more doctor answer
If one has a diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder for 4 yrs & symptoms worsen during a Lyme disease herx, what should one conclude?
DID + Stress = worse: It is highly likely that the state you live in with did is rather stable and you do your best to keep things known, quiet, and "comfortable." illness/trauma or other unpredictable intrusions into this will tend to worsen your symptoms as it unbalances your world. Will likely stay that way unless you get professional psychological help during the crisis while you address the 'new' issue. Good luck!
I have dissociative identity disorder how do I manage my physical health? Especially because he dissociation makes it hard to see what my symptoms are
Dissociative: Please rephrase your question. It was cut off and I don't understand what you are asking.
I've been experiencing symptoms like tourettes but also like dissociative identity disorder, I have tics but also little blackout moments?
You need to be seen: By your pediatrician and probably a neurologist. Please speak to your parent/guardian about getting in to see one of those health care providers, so you can be properly diagnosed and treated, if necessary. If you have a more specific question, you can certainly resubmit it.
2B or Not 2B True 2U: I don't see transgender identification as anything wrong w/u. But when the gender w/which u identify doesn't match the gender u were assigned at birth, life can be very complicated. Coming out & living ur life as ur affirmed gender can create conflicts & problems. But not coming out & not living ur life as ur affirmed gender can also create terrible inner turmoil. Seek education & support 4 urself.See 1 more doctor answer
What kind of physical symptoms are caused by dissociative identity disorder, like low libido, spacing out unable to hear what people say, memory loss?
These are many: People with dissociation experience many physical sensations. Headaches are extremely common. Abdominal pain is less common but not uncommon. Pain in the vaginal and uterine areas is not uncommon. If the person is still being abused and being hurt by someone, then there can be bite marks, whip marks, bruises from beatings, broken bones, and some things that are simply too gross to describe here. It is important to decide whether the symptoms are occurring in the present or whether they are occurring as a result of memories from the past. This is not always easily done. I have seen women who have spent years in wheelchairs and who have been declared paralyzed, even by some of the most prestigious universities in this country. It never took more than one or two hours of therapy to find the underlying truth of their trauma to free them from the ravages of paralysis. Some of these women were paralyzed for up to 15 years. The list of symptoms is as varied as the human body. I have seen things that I never thought were possible, such as the eyes suddenly darting down into the sockets so that I could only see the whites of the person's eyes. Fortunately in that case I knew the woman's neurologist in the practice right down the hall from you so I immediately brought him in and I asked him if he had ever seen anything like that and he responded "not in a live person. So, your answer is a long one and yet very incomplete. I hope that for you the symptoms are few and that you will thrive even as you relive some of the past that caused you to dissociate in the first place.See 1 more doctor answer
DID: Did was previously known as "multiple personality disorder." in it, there are 2 or more distinct entities or personality states -- each having its own relatively enduring pattern of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment & self. At least 2 of these identities recurrently take control of the person's behavior. There's inability to recall important personal info too.
Stigmatizing Term: A now-discarded diagnostic category from american psychiatric association's diagnostic "bible." until recently, gid was used 2 diagnose as "disordered" persons whose gender identity ("i view myself a man/woman or both or neither or other") &/or gender expression ("i look &/or behave stereotypically male/female or both or neither or other") wasn't consistent w/sex they were assigned at birth.See 1 more doctor answer
A Stigmatizing Term: Gid= now-discarded diagnostic category from american psychiatric association's diagnostic "bible." until recently, gid was used 2 diagnose as "disordered" persons whose gender identity ("i view myself a man/woman or both or neither or other") &/or gender expression ("i look &/or behave stereotypically male/female or both or neither or other") wasn't consistent w/sex they were assigned at birth.See 2 more doctor answers
Born Transgender: There's no scientific evidence 2support belief that kids get 2b transgender b/c of the influence of caregivers who're emotionally detached or who provide "confused" gender role messages. Most who don't identify as transgender find it ridiculous 2imagine that their upbringing could have made them identify as the opposite sex. Amer psychiatric assn has dropped diagnosis "gender identity disorder.".See 1 more doctor answer
Not only medications: Treatment for gender identity disorder may include medications such as hormone therapy, but much more is involved. There needs to be extensive psychiatric evaluation first, as well as much discussion and talk therapy. Depression and anxiety are very common components too, and appropriate medications are used to help. Gender issues may persist despite hormones and even surgery. Support is needed.
Heredity not known: Dissociative identity disorder (did), is a severe form of dissociation, a mental process, which produces a lack of connection in a person's thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity. Did is thought to stem from trauma, usually extreme, repetitive physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse experienced by the person with the disorder. Research is inconclusive about heritability.
DID: Although rarely diagnosed early, the average reported age of onset is 3 years.See 1 more doctor answer
2B or Not 2B True 2U: If the gender w/which u identify doesn't match the gender u were assigned at birth, life can b very complicated. Coming out & living ur life as ur affirmed gender can create conflicts & problems. But not coming out & not living ur life as ur affirmed gender can also create terrible conflict & inner turmoil. A 2010 survey of trans-identified people in us found 41% have attempted suicide.See 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Your course depends on how much you're suffering with this problem, your personal medical & mental health history, family history, substance abuse, etc. Some people become very depressed and suicidal; others do whatever they can to appear like the gender with which they identify but pursue no other treatment. Some are bullied because of their differences, and this intensifies depression/anxiety.
MMPI: The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory is the gold standard of personality testing, especially in forensic settings. It's very good at detecting defensiveness, lying, and personality traits.
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