Dissociative Identity Disorder. Sandra Rupnarain Family Connection Centre Ph: 416 741 4982 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.sandrarupnarain.org. Definition of Dissociative Identity Disorder - DSM.
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Dissociative Identity Disorder
Family Connection Centre
Ph: 416 741 4982
Web Site: www.sandrarupnarain.org
Most people with DID start to show signs in their 20’s and 30’s. They often exhibit a wide array of symptoms that can resemble other neurological and psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety disorders, schizophrenic disorders, mood psychosis and seizure disorders. Symptoms of this particular disorder can include:
Suicidal preoccupations and attempts
Psychoactive substance use/abuse[
Auditory or visual hallucinations
Sense that one’s body is being transformed or changed
Feeling like one is in a daze—going into a trance
Feelings of confusion and/or disorientation
Feeling one’s thoughts are out of control
Vocalizing words one did not think or utter
Difficulty understanding others
Severe anxiety attacks and/or numerous phobias
Due to the various debilitating symptoms, the "host" personality gets to a point where they feel they need to get some kind of help.
There are three factors which determine if a person has DID
Two or more personalities exist within the individual – each is dominant at certain
People with a dissociative disorder are at increased risk of complications that include:
Psychotherapy is the primary treatment for DID. Psychotherapy is designed to encourage communication of conflicts and insight into problems and may include: