dissociative identity disorder


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dissociative identity disorder

 
a type of dissociative disorder in which more than one personality exists in the same individual. Each personality has unique memories, characteristic behaviors, and social relationships that determine the individual's actions when that personality is dominant; the various personalities are usually very different from one another and may even seem to be opposites. At least two of the personalities control the patient's behavior in turns, with the transition from one personality to another often being abrupt. The host personality is usually totally unaware of the alternate personalities and experiences only gaps of time when the others are in control as well as inability to recall important personal information. Called also multiple personality disorder

dissociative identity disorder

1. a disorder in which two or more distinct conscious personalities alternately prevail in the same person, sometimes without any one personality being aware of the other(s).
2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.

dissociative identity disorder

dissociative identity disorder

Multiple personality disorder The “presence of 2 or more distinct identities or personality states…that recurrently take control of behavior.” DID is accompanied by an inability to recall important personal information that exceeds ordinary forgetfulness; there are ±20,000 DIDs in the US

dis·so·ci·a·tive i·den·ti·ty dis·or·der

(di-sō'sē-ă-tiv ī-den'ti-tē dis-ōr'dĕr)
A disorder in which two or more distinct conscious personalities alternately prevail in the same person, sometimes without any one personality being aware of the other(s).

Dissociative identity disorder (DID)

Term that replaced Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD). A condition in which two or more distinctive identities or personality states alternate in controlling a person's consciousness and behavior.
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