Dissociative Identity Disorder
This disease is the mental process which produces a lack of connection in a personals thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, sense of identity, and coping mechanisms. It is sought to stem from trauma.
People with DID use these personalities to escape from a situation or experience to violent, traumatic, and or assimilate with his conscious self. Some have controversies against this disorder, they have the mind set that its fake, acting, and not a legitimate illness.
Symptoms include the presence of two or more identities or personalities states that continuously show having power over the persons behavior. They have hard times recalling key personal information and highly distinct memories.
These personalities may have different age, sex, and race. Studies today show that children are 7 times more likely to develop DID do to trauma. The researchers focus on neurobiological and psychobiological factors. They study the brain during the "switching" process between each personality.
There are three main sources to help with Dissociative Identity Disorder, but there is no know full cure. There's psychotherapy, medication, and self-help. Listed below are the steps taken in each method.
Psychotherapy is the treatment of choice for individuals suffering from any type of dissociative disorder. Approaches vary widely, but generally take an individual and talk to each of the various personality states and make into one, achieving whole personality.
If medication is prescribed, it should be carefully monitored. It is not recommended. Maintenance and effective use of prescriptions given the multiple personality states is difficult to attain.
This involves different support groups to help and benefit the people who have this disorder and to come together to show they are not alone.
No Specific Test
1.) The presence of two or more district identities or personality states.
2.) Personalities that repeatedly take control.
3.) Inability to recall important information.
4.) Illness not a result of the direct physiological effects of a substance, such as alchol, drugs, and general medication.