Resource: Myths of Dissociative Identity Disorder

27 Jul

Originally posted on Marci, Mental Health, & More:

  1. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is rare– Actually 1-3% of the general population meet the full criteria for DID.  Making it as common as Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.  Unfortunately, even though DID is fairly common, research about it is grossly underfunded.   (The National Institute of Mental Health has yet to fund a single treatment study on DID.) 
  2. It’s obvious when someone has DID- People with DID are rarely the sensationalized image portrayed in the media.  Also people with DID spend an average of seven years in the mental health system before being diagnosed, how is that even possible if it’s obvious. They also have co-morbid disorders, making it harder to identify DID. They often struggle with severe treatment-resistant depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders and substance abuse.
  3. People with DID have distinct personalities- Instead of distinct personalities, people with DID have different states.   Sometimes described as “having different ways of being…

View original 301 more words

One Response to “Resource: Myths of Dissociative Identity Disorder”

  1. plf1990 July 27, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    Reblogged this on Understanding Me and Her and commented:
    This is fascinating. I don’t have DID, but I do hold aspects, and it was interesting to read the bits I relate to.

Leave us your thoughts, we'd love to hear them!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,569 other followers

%d bloggers like this: