Monday, May 5, 2014

Tolson 4 TEARS* on DID, Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a psychiatric diagnosis in which a person displays multiple distinct identities or personalities (known as alter egos, parts, or alters), each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment.

According to WebMD, "Dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) is a fairly common effect of severe trauma during early childhood, usually extreme, repetitive physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse."

Also visit the article about a survivor with DID who uses creativity to cope, and a poem by a survivor with DID.

Post completed by Lynn C. Tolson, author of Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story
*Tolson 4 TEARS Telling Everyone About Rape & Suicide, so no shed tear is wasted

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