Dissociative Identity From American Association For Marriage And Family Therapy
Whether its daydreaming or meditating, people have found a way to briefly disconnect themselves from their present lives, where they are able to find peace or an understanding. For some though, this is a nightmare turned into a reality that can’t be escaped. Dissociative Identity
Disorder (DID) is a disorder that can be described as, “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” (American Psychiatric Association,
2013). In simpler terms, DID is having two or more distinct personalities in one individual, altering turns so that each personality appears at a different time than the other.
According to Shabha Pais from American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
(2016), patients with DID have symptoms similar to physical and mental disorders. For example; memory loss, hearing voices, out of body experiences, self-injury, and more. Off the bat, these are also signs for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, and anxiety. All disorders that form into one. This leads to some uprising question such as, what causes DID? Are the symptoms based off an identity? How can this be treated?
Digging Down to the Root
Stated by the Mayo Clinic Staff on the Causes of the Dissociative Disorders, DID is usually developed to cope with trauma.…