Dissassociative Identity Disorder

Heather Horne

Symptoms

  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Flashbacks to traumatic events
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Compulsions and rituals
  • Psychotic-like symptoms (including auditory and visual hallucinations)
  • Eating disorders
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    Requirments to be Diagnosed with DID

    1. Two or more distinct identities or personality states are present, each with its own relatively enduring pattern of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and self.
    2. At least two of these identities or personality states recurrently take control of the person's behavior.
    3. The person has an inability to recall important personal information that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness.
    4. The disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (such as blackouts or chaotic behavior during alcohol intoxication) or a general medical condition (such as complex partial seizures).
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    Why Do people develop this disorder?

    This disorder is thought to be mostly environmental. From child abuse, whether it be sexual or physical. Their personalities split in order to protect themselves emotionally