The Causes And Effects Of Dissociative Identity Disorder

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In the early 1800 's it was to believe that a person was possessed by evil spirits, now known as dissociative identity disorder. Dissociative identity disorder is a mental disorder previously referred to as multiple personality disorder. In the DSM-5 dissociative identity disorder replaced multiple personality disorder because the name emphasized the disruption of a person 's identity. The big reason for the change was to clear up the people 's misconception that rose from the name, multiple personality disorder, which carried the allusion of having more than one personality. Dissociation describes the disconnection between things that are associated with each other. This disorder is portrayed by "switching" to alternate identities. Dissociative …show more content…
The trauma often involves severe emotional stress such as losing a parent. It also involves physical or sexual abuse as well as being affected by a natural disaster or war. Developing a dissociative identity disorder increased seven times with a child exposed to trauma. Ninety-five to ninety-eight percent of dissociative disorder is linked to child abuse. Women are nine times more likely to be diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder. Women have a greater chance to be diagnosed with DID because they are more likely to be sexually abused as children. In order for the person to cope with the extreme stress the individual separates the thoughts, feelings and memories that connect with traumatic experiences from their conscious. Dissociative identity disorder may also be inherited. Stress or a reminder such as a sight or a sound of the trauma can trigger to "switch" identities. It can be where a wife and mother can become a five year old girl learning how to …show more content…
There is no cure and there is no medication treatments for dissociative personality disorder. Treatment for dissociative identity disorder consists of psychotherapy with hypnosis. Therapy treatment may be very beneficial if the patient is committed. The therapist seek to identify majority of the identities to understand their character and purpose in the individual’s life. Therapist try to create communication with the identity to find the memories of the traumatic events in the individual’s past. The therapist objective is to join the identities as

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