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Myths about

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Zoe Le

on 28 September 2016

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Myths about
Dissociative Identity Disorder

Definition (what is DID?)
Symptoms (how does the patients suffer from it?)
Main traits (how is it different from other disorders?)
Effect on patients (why is it harmful?)
Causes (how does it develop?)
Treatment (updated and current method of curing)
Suggestion for prevention
How is it harmful?
the new identities are less conservative, inhibited and morally constricted from the primary identity
-> more likely to involve in criminal/violent activities

the primary identity tend to be passive and dependent, often carrying the guilt and emotional burden for the rest
-> self harm. e.g: woman with five alter personalities

each personalities typically has its own set of memories and behavior patterns, usually the alter personalities are aware of the the primary one but not vice versa
DID is an escape from traumatic experience such as incestuous sexual abuse (70%); physical abuse (80%) in the histories of patients
Current treatment
Tools for diagnosing dissociative identity disorder
Structured Clinical Interview for Dissociative Disorders
Dissociative Disorder Interview Schedule
Dissociative Experiences Scale
Childhood Trauma Questionnaire

A disorder characterized by the presence of two or more distinct personality states
Psychological: anxiety, flashback, depression, or altered consciousness
Behavioral: impulsivity, self-harm, or self-destructive behavior
Mood: mood swings or feeling detached from self
Also common: blackout or amnesia
examples of man having altered personality that is female
usage of highly intrusive and interrogative questioning
Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology textbook by David A. Holmes
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