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Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) is thought to be a complex psychological condition that is likely caused by many factors, including severe trauma during early childhood (usually extreme, repetitive physical, sexual, or emotional abuse).



Behavioural: impulsivity, self-destructive behaviour, or self-harm
Mood: anxiety, feeling detached from self, or mood swings
Psychological: altered consciousness, depression, or flashback
Causes‎: ‎Childhood trauma‎, therapy induced
Frequency‎: ‎~2% of people
Treatment‎: ‎Supportive care, counselling
Duration‎: ‎Long-term