Dissociative Identity Disorder
You could be harming yourself and others around you!!
The Tragic Story of Andrea Yates
What is it?
Dissociative Identity disorder (also know and Multiple Personality Disorder) is when a person has suffered from early childhood extreme, repetitive, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. This is a sever condition where two or more personality states are present in an individual.
In Andrea Yates case she was diagnosed with depression in June 1999. She was in and out of mental hospitals due to her attempts of suicide. Yates was put on Haldol for treatment. This treatment continued to work until she was stopped by her doctor on June 4th 2001, only 16 days later she would drown her five children in the bath tub in their home in Clear Lake, Texas.
- Memory Loss
- Suicidal Thoughts
- A sense of feeling detached from yourself
Healthy vs. Non Healthy brain.
Psychotherapy- You sit down with a physiatrist to learn about what you have and your feelings, mood, thoughts, and behaviors.
Cognitive therapy- Best treatment for depression. They help defuse the extreme negative thoughts of a person who has depression.
Medication- There is no medication to treat the dissociative disorders themselves. However, a person with a dissociative disorder who also suffers from depression and treatments might benefit them.
Creative therapies- Art, music, ect.