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What are the symptoms of dissociative identity disorder?

What are the symptoms of dissociative identity disorder?

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. ...Read more

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Dissociative Identity Disorder (Definition)

Dissociative identity disorder, previously called "Multiple Personality Disorder", is a condition characterized by marked change in behavior commonly as a response to stress. Individuals with this disorder may have distinctly different personalities, each having their own ...Read more


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I was wondering is dissociative identity disorder hereditary?

I was wondering is dissociative identity disorder hereditary?

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. ...Read more

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Could it be a good thing for me to embrace my dissociative identity disorder?

I'm not sure what: Embracing a dissociative disorder would mean. If you mean confronting the challenge of working through the issues which lead you to dissociate then yes. It is a lengthy process but will help you develop a healthier life. Good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read more

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Do i suffer from schizophrenia or dissociative identity disorder?

Do i suffer from schizophrenia or dissociative identity disorder?

No definitive answer: There are many similarities in particular auditory hallucinations (hearing voices) and feeling disengaged from the world. If there is a history of trauma - especially if it began in childhood - can sometimes help to discriminate. The des (dissociative experiences scale) is a test that can measure how often and to what degree one dissociates. A specialist in treating ptsd could help to determine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any did (dissociative identity disorder) treatments?

Can you tell me any did (dissociative identity disorder) treatments?

Rare, complex: Because it's rare and complex it is not as easy to aim a single particular technique at it. Best would be an experienced psychotherapist with broad eclectic talents comfortable treating this condition. Often 3 stages occur. 1st - skills for practical emotional safety, then a type of exposure work to raise tolerance for anxiety and last, as much integration as possible. Often there is only partial. ...Read more

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If one has a diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder for 4 yrs & symptoms worsen during a Lyme disease herx, what should one conclude?

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! ...Read more

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What is dissociative identity disorder?

What is dissociative identity disorder?

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. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have dissociative identity disorder?

What do you suggest if I have dissociative identity disorder?

One approach to: Dissociative Identity Disorder is clinical hypnosis. You can see a clinical psychologist who is well trained in this modality. The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis has a list of licensed clinicians on their website. Pease and good health. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of dissociative identity disorder?

What are the main symptoms of dissociative identity disorder?

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". ...Read more

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How do you tell if someone is faking dissociative identity disorder?

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. ...Read more

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