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Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Michelle Day

on 12 December 2014

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Transcript of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Kim Noble: The Woman With 20 Personalities
Case of DID
Dissociative identity disorder is characterized by the presence of two or more split identities or personality states that continually have power over the person's behavior and actions
The number of identities can vary
The characteristics of the split personalities are limitless
Dissociative identity disorder most often forms in children
Can also be genetic
What is DID?
Self-harming, eating disorders, suicidal tendencies, depression, mood swings, sleep disorders (insomnia, night terrors, and sleep walking), anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, and alcohol and drug abuse
Has an effect on others as well
The Effects of DID
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Countless works of literature and movies depicting DID
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Gollum from
The Hobbit
Fight Club
Me, Myself, & Irene
Two Face from Batman
Depiction of DID in Media
Differences Between Similar Disorders
Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and dissociative identity disorder have several similar symptoms, effects, and treatments, but have distinct differences as well
Bipolar Disorder vs. DID
Schizophrenia vs. DID
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