Dissociative Identity Disorder

by Helen Farrell, MD

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    The lecture Dissociative Identity Disorder by Helen Farrell, MD is from the course Dissociative Disorders and Somatoform Disorders . It contains the following chapters:

    • Dissociative Identity Disorder
    • Clinical Manifestations of Dissociative Identity Disorder
    • How to Treat a Dissociative Identity Disorder?

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    1. The symptoms and presentation mimic Narcissistic personality disorder.
    2. While one personality is dominant, it is usually unaware of events that occurred during prior personalities states.
    3. Women are much more commonly affected.
    4. Most patients experience a prior trauma; especially childhood physical or sexual abuse.
    5. The average age of diagnosis is 30 years old.
    1. Kleptomania
    2. PTSD
    3. Depression
    4. Somatoform conditions
    5. Borderline personality disorder
    1. Patients are proposed as learning to construct themselves as multiple selves through representations in movies, books and other media.
    2. Dissociation is a response to trauma in the recent past.
    3. Dissociation is a response to trauma often through to be early childhood abuse.
    4. Predisposition to a major medical condition requiring long hospital stay is characteristic.
    5. Patient behaves as the person that he last met and then quickly impersonates the next person that he meets.
    1. Decortication
    2. Depersonalization
    3. Derealization
    4. Amnesia
    5. Self-alteration
    1. Derealization
    2. Depersonalization
    3. Self-alteration
    4. Trance state
    5. Amnesia
    1. It is usually chronic with incomplete recovery.
    2. Patients with an older age of onset have a poor prognosis.
    3. Cognitive behavioral therapy is very effective.
    4. Pharmacotherapy such as SSRIs is the first line treatment.
    5. ECT is done in severe and resistant cases.

    Author of lecture Dissociative Identity Disorder

     Helen Farrell, MD

    Helen Farrell, MD

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