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DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER 1
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Thalia Velazquez
Southeastern College

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DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER 2
Introduction
Dissociative Identity disorder involves the possession of multiple personalities most of
which act affect one’s personal life without control. The disorder is commonly associated mental
illness which causes breakdown or disruptions of memory, perception, identity and
consciousness. It is often caused by childhood traumas, emotional physical or sexual abuse. Once
the body’s normal functionality has been disrupted, the body may begin to show some signs such
as amnesia, depersonalization, identity confusion and derealization. The disorder affects one’s
behavior in the subsequent life patterns. For example, one could display two different
personalities that directly link to the emotional traumas faced before during their childhood. This
disorder acts as a defense mechanism to the bad memories incurred as a result of the abuses
previously received (Lind, n.d.). The body may respond by developing another character that
would drive it to do things that would not be done by the same person under normal
circumstance. For instance, a child may develop a stealing character that they would not be
having under normal circumstance, mostly meant to attract attention from their parents.
Dissociative identity disorder is common in children who have faced emotional disrupts during
their growing up.
History and statistics related Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dissociative Identity Disorder is not much widespread but also it cannot be termed as
rare. Its existence covers about 1 to 2 percent of the total population with women being more
affected than men. Other statistics show that about 7 percent of the population may be affected
by the disorder despite being undiagnosed. The existence of this disorder extends more to affect
more women than men (Tomlinson & Baker, 2019). This is due to the fact that men have a way
of dealing with their emotions and normally do not keep traumatic histories. As opposed to men,

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DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER Dissociative Identity Disorder Thalia Velazquez Southeastern College 1 DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER 2 Introduction Dissociative Identity disorder involves the possession of multiple personalities most of which act affect one’s personal life without control. The disorder is commonly associated mental illness which causes breakdown or disruptions of memory, perception, identity and consciousness. It is often caused by childhood traumas, emotional physical or sexual abuse. Once the body’s normal functionality has been disrupted, the body may begin to show some signs such as amnesia, depersonalization, identity confusion and derealization. The disorder affects one’s behavior in the subsequent life patterns. For example, one could display two different personalities that directly link to the emotional traumas faced before during their childhood. This disorder acts as a defense mechanism to the bad memories incurred as a result of the abuses previously received (Lind, n.d.). The body may respond by developing another character that would drive it to do things that would not be done by the same person under normal circumstance. For instance, a child may develop a stealing character that they would not be having under normal circumstance, mostly meant to attract attention from their parents. Dissociative identity disorder is common in children who have faced emotional disrupts during their growing up. History and statistics related Dissoci ...
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