Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a psychiatric condition marked by the presence of ≥ 2 distinct personality identities in a patient, with each personality having their own memories. The patient switches between personalities rapidly, especially under stress. Dissociative identity disorder is associated with a history of childhood trauma or abuse. Treatment consists of the identification Identification Defense Mechanisms of the most likely childhood trauma that caused the split (trauma-focused psychotherapy Psychotherapy Psychotherapy is interpersonal treatment based on the understanding of psychological principles and mechanisms of mental disease. The treatment approach is often individualized, depending on the psychiatric condition(s) or circumstance. Psychotherapy) and fusion therapy.
Last updated: Nov 17, 2022
Dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder, is a psychiatric condition characterized by the presence of ≥ 2 distinct alternating personality states that control a person’s behaviors and thoughts. While dominant, a personality is usually unaware of events that occurred during other personality states.
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