Multiple Personality Disorder - Sejung An

  • What is Multiple Personality Disorder?

Multiple Personality Disorder, or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), is a mental illness in which two or more distinct personalities, or identities, take control of a person's behavior in different times.

  • How many people are affected by DID?

Studies show that DID occurs in approximately 0.01 to 1 percent of the general population.

  • How can someone tell if they have DID?

One can determine whether they have DID or not by identifying symptoms such as depression, suicidal tendencies, alcohol/drug abuse, personality change, eating/sleep disorders and or headaches.

  • What treatment exist to treat DID?

Treatment for DID mainly involves psychotherapy with hypnosis.

  • How can people get help for the treatment of DID?

People can get help by finding others that are willing to support them by finding out all about DID, encouraging them to attend therapies, and by simply listening to what the DID victim wishes to talk about. Peer support is essential, but, it is also highly recommended that one seeks professional help and receive therapy.

  • What resources are available to help gain knowledge about your mental illness?

More information about DID can be learned by visiting websites, such as the ones listed below:

http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/dissociative-id...

http://www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Inform_...

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