Dissociative identity disorder

More commonly known as Multiple Personality Disorder

Definition: A rare dissociative disorder in which two or more personalities with distinct memories and behavior patterns apparently exist in one individual, or

A disorder characterized by the presence of two or more distinct personality states

Sources: Mayo Clinic and Google definitions

As you can see from the above statistic, it states how many people of what age and gender are hospitalized for this disorder in 100,000 patients.  That was quite a bit more then most would expect.  This mental illness is a little more obvious then most, but it's often hard to find in those that live alone.  If you live with someone who has this disorder, they will often act completely different at different times, usually randomly.  A guy may think he's a girl,then a rugby player, and then his actual self again.  This is a more exaggerated symptom.  While there is not really a cure, there are many ways to treat this.  

Common treatments includes talk therapy or psychotherapy, medications, hypnotherapy, and adjunctive therapies such as art or movement therapy.

Many patients say that it is very helpful.  What is really most important when you have this disorder is to discover who you really are.  Many might be afraid to confront that they have MPSD, but you can get help.  Tell your doctor, and he will help you to understand what is going on, and how you can treat it.  In some cases, it is important that the person is hospitalized.  Didn't get enough information?  Search this disorder on .edu websites for more accurate information.  Reading up on your disorder can help you to understand what is going on, and why, and will help you to not become depressed or anxious.

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