Symptoms of multiple personality (Dissociative Identity Disorder-DID), trauma and depression may be difficult to understand. It is important for trauma survivors to learn about their symptoms so that they can manage them. Getting professional help is also important. In addition to therapy, several medications are available to help treat specific symptoms.
Many people with DID have suffered extreme childhood trauma. This trauma can cause long-term psychological disorders. People with DID may have trouble with memory, emotion, and perception.
People with DID may have an eating disorder, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. They may have problems such as sleeping or experiencing mysterious aches and pains.
Dissociation is the mind's way of coping with stress. This is thought to be a form of self-protection.
People with DID have two or more distinct personalities that are present in one person.
Different personalities may have different ages, genders, and physical differences. Some people also have different degrees of amnesia.
Some people with DID may experience periods of dissociation for years. During these periods, people may experience flashbacks. These flashbacks can make it difficult for them to remember later events.
Dissociation occurs after a traumatic event or after an invasive medical procedure.
People with DID may feel uncertain about their identity, may have emotional instability, and may need therapy to help them heal their inner wounds. Some people with DID also experience self-hatred. They may be unable to recognize themselves in the mirror or may experience suicidal thoughts.