Essays on Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder: General Characteristics

According to the DSM-5, “Dissociative disorders are characterized by a disruption of and/or discontinuity in the normal integration of consciousness, memory, identity, emotion, perception, body representation, motor control, and behavior.” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). The criteria for being diagnosed is difficult to meet considering the factors are almost exclusive to this disorder. Except maybe a...

Dissociative Identity Disorder: Case Report

In Europe, early cases only showed ‘bipolar disorders’, with mostly just 2 personalities. For example, case of Mary Reynolds, Estelle, Skae. Their personalities varied only between two extremes. Azam, in the 1870s, observed Felida for 32 years, who had convulsions and was hysterical. He denied the existence of a dual personality, and instead focused on...
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