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Definitions[ edit ] Dissociationthe term that underlies the dissociative disorders including DID, lacks a precise, empirical, and generally agreed upon definition. Thus it is unknown if there is a common root underlying all dissociative experiences, or if the range of mild to severe symptoms is a result of different etiologies and biological structures.
Psychiatrist Paulette Gillig draws a distinction between an "ego state" behaviors and experiences possessing permeable boundaries with other such states but united by a common sense of self and the term "alters" each of which may have a separate autobiographical memoryindependent initiative and a sense of ownership over individual behavior commonly used in discussions of DID.
Efforts to psychometrically distinguish between normal and pathological dissociation have been made, but they have not been universally accepted. Other DSM-5 symptoms include a loss of identity as related to individual distinct personality states, and loss referring to time, sense of self and consciousness.
Individuals with DID may experience distress from both the symptoms of DID intrusive thoughts or emotions and the consequences of the accompanying symptoms dissociation rendering them unable to remember specific information.
However, it is unclear whether this is due to an actual increase in identities, or simply that the psychiatric community has become more accepting of a high number of compartmentalized memory components.
Most identities are of ordinary people, though historical, fictional, mythical, celebrity and animal identities have been reported. Comorbid disorders can include substance abuseeating disordersanxietypost traumatic stress disorder PTSDand personality disorders.
Their conclusions about the empirical proof of DID were echoed by a second group, who still believed the diagnosis existed, but while the knowledge to date did not justify DID as a separate diagnosis, it also did not disprove its existence. Both groups also report higher rates of physical and sexual abuse than the general population, and patients with BPD also score highly on measures of dissociation.
It has been suggested that all the trauma-based and stress-related disorders be placed in one category that would include both DID and PTSD. These central issues relating to the epidemiology of DID remain largely unaddressed despite several decades of research.
Trauma model of mental disorders People diagnosed with DID often report that they have experienced severe physical and sexual abuseespecially during early to mid-childhood  although the accuracy of these reports has been disputed and others report an early loss, serious medical illness or other traumatic event.
What may be expressed as post-traumatic stress disorder in adults may become DID when occurring in children, possibly due to their greater use of imagination as a form of coping.
However, a review article supports the hypothesis that current or recent trauma may affect an individual's assessment of the more distant past, changing the experience of the past and resulting in dissociative states.
Evidence is increasing that dissociative disorders are related both to a trauma history and to "specific neural mechanisms". There is very little experimental evidence supporting the trauma-dissociation hypothesis, and no research showing that dissociation consistently links to long-term memory disruption.
This behavior is enhanced by media portrayals of DID. While proponents note that DID is accompanied by genuine suffering and the distressing symptoms, and can be diagnosed reliably using the DSM criteria, they are skeptical of the traumatic etiology suggested by proponents. Such a memory could be used to make a false allegation of child sexual abuse.
There is little agreement between those who see therapy as a cause and trauma as a cause. Lower rates in other countries may be due to an artificially low recognition of the diagnosis. Conversely, if children are found to only develop DID after undergoing treatment it would challenge the traumagenic model.You know that feeling when you’re midway through doing something — maybe listening to a nostalgic song, maybe dancing — and some fundamentally huge penny drops in your head?
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