dissociative identity disorder

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dissociative identity disorder:

see multiple personalitymultiple personality,
a very rare psychological disorder in which a person has two or more distinct personalities, each with its own thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior.
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A naturalistic study of dissociative identity disorder and dissociative disorder not otherwise specified patients treated by community clinicians.
Similarly, the Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults (ISSTD, 2011) fail to address the topic of sexual orientation.
The woman said she is now on disability for depression, anxiety and bulimia, but had never been diagnosed by a licensed mental health professional as suffering from dissociative identity disorder.
Comparison of Brazilian spiritist mediumship and dissociative identity disorder.
Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Relational Approach" explores dissociative identity disorder through the work of psychoanalyst who specializes in trauma and the effects that the disorder can wreak on lives.
Lewis-Fernandez, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University, proposes including "possession trance" as a category of dissociative identity disorder in the volume.
The first paper presented in this issue is "Recovery," the first-hand account of one woman's post-unification experience with Dissociative Identity Disorder.
The other reason for interest in dissociation was the formulation of a disorder, which was initially called multiple personality disorder and then Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Here Callender reviews some of the literature on psychopathology, including psychopathy, dissociative identity disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as more or less ordinary failures of self-control, and he asks about the responsibility of sufferers.
Sullivan, however, suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder and his career as a successful homicide detective - as well as his personal life - soon face considerable pressure from his secret condition.
The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic Manual defines Dissociative Identity Disorder as a condition in which a single person displays multiple distinct identities or personalities.
During my clinical experience as a psychiatrist, I have had the opportunity to work with several patients with dissociative disorders, including dissociative identity disorder.