Multiple Personality Disorder
Allie Twist - 10/13/15 - Period 5
(also called Dissociate Identity Disorder)
"You never know which of my completely different personalities I am going to have!"
- severe child-hood abuse
- severe emotional (overwhelming) trauma
- loss of a parent or family member or close friend
- self-destructive behavior
- feeling detached from self
- mood swings
- altered consciousness
- time and memory lapses
- amnesia or blackout
Gender & Age Specific:
Dissociative Identity Disorder is linked to childhood abuse in 95-98% of the cases
People with this disorder can also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
- The primary treatment is long-term psychotherapy -
- there are no medications that specifically treat this disorder - but some medications they can take to help with and control the disorder are;
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
This treatment can weaken the effects of negative emotions on the patient.
The goal is that your disturbing memories will become less traumatizing.)