Dissociative Identity Disorder

Multiple Personalities

Characteristics/Symptoms

  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Anxiety (Panic attacks, Phobias)
  • Compulsions/ Rituals
  • Psychotic-like Symptoms (Hallucinations)
  • Time loss (Trances)


What is Multiple Personalities?

Multiple Personalities is the after effect of severe abuse during early childhood, repetitive physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. It is thought to be a coping mechanism for the abuse endured throughout childhood. This disorder is very controversial because many people think it is a "made up" disorder, but the people that suffer from it know that it isn't. This disorder usually doesn't show up until adulthood, and you can't notice that someone has it just by the way that they look.


Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality)

Classroom Modifications

In order to accommodate the child that has this disorder, they need to be placed in a separate classroom, where they can learn on their own time. It will be safer to them, and their classmates, it will also help not distract the other students.


Appearance of a person who has Multiple Personalities

You may not be able to tell that someone has Dissociative Identity Disorder by the way that they look. Once you begin to have a conversation with them, they may begin to seem somewhat "standoffish" or distracted. Them are can be very shy, and then as you begin to get more into the conversation they can have a complete personality flip. They can begin to behave like a child, then get really mean, and then act the way they did when they first began talking to you. They can have no recollection of their previous behavior.