Dissociative Identity Disorder
Wiki Number: W068
Diagnosis: Dissociative Indentity Disorder (Split Personality)
World Patients: 1.5-2%
Sex Ratio: M;F6
Symptoms: at lest two distinct and relatively enduring personality states; involuntary and distressing; 16 identities are typical
Progression: Much of the 18-page Wikipedia description focused on the validity: actual vs. induced by inappropriate therapies.
Causes: May have been 90% from childhood abuse, war or childhood-medical procedures; like PTSD for adults
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- 50 Years Ago in TheJournalofPediatrics: The Multiple Personalities of Epstein-Barr Virusby Sarah S Long on June 19, 2022
- A Schema Therapy approach to complex dissociative disorder in a cross-cultural setting: a single case studyby Alberto Barbieri on June 13, 2022
Complex dissociative disorders (CDD) include dissociative identity disorder (DID) and the most common other specified dissociative disorder (OSDD, type 1). While consensus-based treatments for CDD are lacking in several international guidelines, patients suffering from CDD show high levels of impairment, treatment utilization and costs. Migrants and refugees often present risk factors for trauma-related and dissociative disorders and need effective and culturally adapted treatments. Schema...
- The Molecular Genetics of Dissociative Symptomatology: A Transdiagnostic Literature Reviewby Ravi Philip Rajkumar on May 28, 2022
Dissociative disorders are a common and frequently undiagnosed group of psychiatric disorders, characterized by disruptions in the normal integration of awareness, personality, emotion and behavior. The available evidence suggests that these disorders arise from an interaction between genetic vulnerability and stress, particularly traumatic stress, but the attention paid to the underlying genetic diatheses has been sparse. In this paper, the existing literature on the molecular genetics of...
- Exploring the Utility and Personal Relevance of Co-Produced Multiplicity Resources with Young Peopleby Sarah Parry on May 23, 2022
Multiplicity, the experience of more than one self in the body, is an under-researched area of young people's mental health. The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of experts-by-experience within a community sample regarding two specific resources: a co-produced self-help guide about multiplicity for adolescents, and a set of guidelines for supporting someone who identifies as 'multiple'. 34 participants (Mage= 22.06, 2.26 SD; 15F, 1M, 18NBG) completed an online survey consisting...