DID formerly Multiple Personality Disorder

One of the biggest misconception about multiple personality disorder is that it means split mind. I have heard many people stating it is the same as Schizophrenia and that couldn’t be further from the truth. You see schizophrenia is “split mind” meaning a split from reality, a person suffering from schizophrenia is unable to differentiate what’s real and whats not.

Multiple personality disorder (DID) meaning a number of personalities, can be anywhere from 3 to 16 personalities residing in one person. In some rare cases up to 100 personalities. These personalities were created as a defence mechanism by the brain as a means of protection due to severe trauma during childhood, ranging from severe sexual abuse, psychological, physical, and emotional abuse.

So today I was asked to answer. What exactly is DID (dissociative identity disorder)? Below is a link to my answer on Quora.

Answer to What exactly is DID (disassociative identity disorder)? by Amy Farley https://www.quora.com/What-exactly-is-DID-disassociative-identity-disorder/answer/Amy-Farley-32?ch=99&share=bb1ca111&srid=Vmmly

Published by Amy

Psychology Graduate and Mental Health Coach, I offer support services for adults living with mental health issues. Understanding your struggles is the first step towards healing.

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