D.I.D factoids and data – Alter SHE

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I frequently cruise the internet for new or updated info regarding D.I.D. Tonight I found this information from google. I cut and pasted most of the details it shared, but what I found most interesting I put in bold. We are frequently asked how common is this condition and have been told less than 1% of people who are inpatient. I know that isn’t as helpful, as we’ve never been admitted in the hospital, nor have many of the people who have reached out to us. So when I saw the numbers below I thought it helped quantify the totals better.

A disorder characterized by the presence of two or more distinct personality states.
Fewer than 200,000 US cases per year
Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging not required
Dissociative identity disorder, previously called multiple personality disorder, is usually a reaction to trauma as a way to help a person avoid bad memories.
Dissociative identity disorder is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct personality identities. Each may have a unique name, personal history, and characteristics.
Treatment is talk therapy.
Consult a doctor for medical advice
People may experience:
Behavioralimpulsivity, self-destructive behavior, or self-harm
Mood: anxiety, feeling detached from self, or mood swings
Psychological: altered consciousness, depression, or flashback
Also commonamnesia or blackout
Treatment consists of therapy
Treatment is talk therapy.

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