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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Stiles discusses how Carl Jung believed the psyche dissociates as a normal occurrence, yet can go beyond that to dissociation that occurs with an autonomous complex and the personalities associated with Dissociative Identity Disorder.
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and then with a mental disorder, the dissociative identity disorder (DID):
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a psychological condition wherein the individual experiences (1) the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states (each with its own relatively enduring pattern of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and self), of which (2) at least two of these identities or personality states recurrently take control of the person's behavior, resulting in (3) an inability to recall important personal information that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness and is (4) not explained by substance abuse or a general medical condition (American Psychiatric Association, 1994; International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, ISSTD, 2011).
Not everyone develops multiple personality disorder or dissociative identity disorder, but Nathan's suggestion that most incidents of childhood sexual abuse are the result of false memories or unscrupulous therapists further traumatizes those who have already suffered enough.