Dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder)

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Post  counselor on Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:41 am

Dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder)

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID or DDI) is commonly known as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD or MPD).
The disorder is characterized by a split identity global states of consciousness, and identity, usually called "Alter". Alter usually are created to protect the main personality from a trauma that would not be able to process otherwise. The first Alter usually is formed in the first 7 years of life.
Each alter (generally under 10, but can be greater than 100) may have a different personal history (family with parents, for example), a different name, an age, body image, body and facial expressiveness, a voice and a different writing. It often happens that the other personalities find writings without recognizing or writing or the content.
Personalities may know or not, and have different relationships between them (friendship, hatred, competitiveness, endurance, ...) and in some cases they can communicate, often feeling about the form of "voices in the head" or seeing or, perhaps, writing. Not everyone is able to do so and not all personalities can communicate with each other.
Generally, identity remember little or nothing of the experience of others, often realize only the elapsed time (eg: now I know that it's noon, I look at the clock in a minute and find out which are the 2). Often people who suffer from DDI complain that he could not remember days, to find clothes in the closet that they do not remember to have ever bought, to find themselves in places without knowing how they got there or meet people who claim to know them by calling another name.
Conversions between an identity to another can occur very quickly (seconds or minutes) or slowly (hours, days or months).
The DDI is often associated with other disorders (sleep disorders, DAP, catatonia, mood swings, various psychosomatic disorders, hallucinations, self harm, eating disorders, post traumatic stress ...), so they are often made misdiagnosis .
Treatment should bring the split personality of a reinstatement, then it is necessary that the trauma are remembered and reworked. The treatment is divided into three parts: the fortification of identity, the display of the trauma and reintegration of various Alter. It is not always possible to reunite all identities.

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