Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Dissociative identity disorder (DID)  formerly known as a split personality disorder. Dissociative identity disorder is a psychological disorder in which an individual has a variety of characteristics. Each personality’s thoughts, actions, and behavior may be totally different. These split personalities, or alter, frequently have their own distinct: references, age, gender, moods, stories, and sight words. Dissociative identity disorder is any of several mental disturbances in humans in which normally integrated mental functions, such as identity, memory, consciousness, or perception, are disrupted. Dissociative identity disorders are classified as dissociative identity disorder, dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue (present as sudden and unexpected travel), depersonalization disorder (individual feels that either he or about himself or the outside world is unreal), and dissociative disorder not otherwise specified. You can consult with the Best Clinical Psychologist in India at Psychowellness Center No.1 multilocation Clinic in Dwarka, Janakpuri, Delhi, NCR, Gurgaon, Faridabad, NOIDA,  Sonipat, Rohtak, Meerut.

Signs & Symptoms of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Symptoms related to dissociative identity disorder there are numerous signs that point to dissociative identity disorder.

  • Such as depression that is severe, sleep disorders such as insomnia, and respiratory problems. Abuse of alcohol & drugs, anxiety disorders, and phobias, and suicidal ideation,
  • Compulsions and rituals that are abnormal, hallucinations, either visual or auditory. Self-judgment and personality tendencies
  • Amnesia and memory, time loss, swings in mood, and migraines/headaches
  • Inability to recall important personal information ‘Identity switching’

Additional dissociative identity disorder symptoms may include substance abuse, self-harm, and depersonalization disorder.

Causes of dissociative identity disorder

Dissociative identity disorder has several causes. As the person attempts to cope with the event, severe trauma is the most common of multiple personality disorder causes. Childhood trauma can cause an onset in childhood, whereas sexual assault can cause an onset in adolescence or early adulthood. Long-term, distressing trauma is more likely to elicit this type of reaction in a person. Countries with a history of crime and war will have a higher prevalence of this disorder in their population. Natural disasters, such as storms or floods, can also lead to the development of dissociative identity disorder. Chronic stress can worsen symptoms and lead to multiple personality disorders. When a person experiences trauma and stress without a healthy coping mechanism

The DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for a dissociative identity disorder are as follows; People with a dissociative identity disorder will generally experience a discontinuity in their sense of self and changes in identities, each with their own personalities, names, stories, and gestures.

  • Identity disruption is characterized by two or more distinct personality states marked by a loss of sense of self and agency and accompanied by related alterations in effect, behavior, consciousness, memory, perception, cognition, and/or sensory-motor functioning.
  • Recurring gaps in the recall of everyday events, important personal information, and traumatic events that are not consistent with normal forgetting
  • The symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in important areas of functioning such as social, occupational, or other.
  • The interruption is not an expected part of a widely accepted cultural or religious practice. Imaginary playmates or other fantasy play do not explain the symptoms in children.
  • The symptoms are not caused by the physiological effects of a substance (for example, blackouts or chaotic behavior during alcohol intoxication) or another medical condition, for example, complex partial seizures.

Complications

Without treatment, a person with a dissociative disorder may experience the following complications: breakups and job loss are examples of life's difficulties, insomnia and other sleep disorders, sexual issues and depression that is severe, in anxiety problems, eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, alcoholism is one example of problematic drug use, sometimes suicide and self-harm is noticed.

Treatment for dissociative identity disorder

1. Psychotherapy- People can benefit from psychotherapy in a variety of situations. It may, for example, help someone who has overwhelming feelings of sadness or helplessness and is frequently anxious has difficulty dealing with daily challenges or focusing on work or studies abusing drugs or alcohol in an unhealthy manner is at risk of harming themselves or others believes their situation will never improve despite receiving help from friends and family has been subjected to an abusive situation has a mental illness, such as schizophrenia, that interferes with their daily life. Some people seek psychotherapy after a doctor recommends it, but many people seek it on their own.

2. Behavioral therapyBehavioral therapy is a broad term that refers to a variety of techniques used to change maladaptive behaviors. Behavioral therapy, unlike some other types of therapy that are based on insight (such as psychoanalytic therapy and humanistic therapies), is action-based. As a result, behavioral therapy is usually much more focused. The problem is the behavior itself, and the goal is to teach people new behaviors in order to reduce or eliminate the problem. According to behavioral therapy, if old learning caused the development of a problem, then new learning can fix it. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is very useful in the treatment of split personality, you can seek the best online therapies with the best online Clinical Psychologists at India’s No.1 Online Counselling platform.

3. Hypnosis – Hypnosis, also known as hypnotherapy, is a deep relaxation and focused concentration state. The treatment of hypnotherapy is very trusted because it really works in this problem resolution. If you are dealing with a severe problem, hypnotherapy can help you solve it quickly. Person-centered: This treatment takes an individual approach entirely tailored to the patient's needs. It means that hypnotherapy is tailored to the specific needs of the patient. Assist in breaking some bad habits, such as smoking or overeating. Assist in pain management. Overcome your fears and phobias.

4. Medication- Sometimes, when there are symptoms of self-harm, harming others, or paranoid features along with hallucinations, it is suggested to seek Online Consultation with the best Online Psychiatrist in India for medication.

 

Contributed by: Dr. R. K Suri & Ms. Swati Yadav

 



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