A nice concise explanation of DID
Today I have a guest blog from Sarah-Jayne about living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, this is a mental health condition we don’t hear an awful lot about and this post is quite eye opening in terms of what living with this condition can be like.
Like most mental health diagnoses Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a very individual experience. Rather than seeing DID in terms of symptoms to be cured it can be more helpful to see DID as a coping mechanism in response to trauma. Previously referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder, DID should not be confused with schizophrenia, nor is it a personality disorder.
DID is not easily attributed to any cause, but research into the condition has shown that various conditions are often met in order for DID to develop. Trauma alone does not account for it, people have experienced trauma and not gone on to develop…
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