Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder). Ivonne Maldonado, Maria L. Garcia, Sonia Lopez, Paula Ochoa, Araceli Figueroa. What is DID?.
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Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder)
Ivonne Maldonado, Maria L. Garcia, Sonia Lopez, Paula Ochoa, Araceli Figueroa
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Based on APA,2013, 2012
Subpersonalities relate to or recall one another varies from case to case. Generally, however there are three kinds of relationships. In mutually amnesic relationships, the subpersonalities have no awareness of one another. (Ellenberger,1970). Conversely, in mutually cognizant patterns, each subpersonality is well aware of the rest. They may hear one another’s voices and even talk among themselves. Some are on good terms, while others do not get along at all.
Investigators used to believe that most cases of Dissociative Identity Disorder involve two or three subpersonalities. Studies now suggest, that the average number of subpersonalities per patient is much higher; 15 for women and 8 for men. (APA, 2000).
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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 or a general medical condition.