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RUNNING HEAD: CASE STUDY ON DISSOCIATIVE IDENTIY DISORDERJames Cook University SingaporeCase Study on Dissociative Identity DisorderPear Chi Guan (12332056)Fok Kean Jeong (12379048)Mildred Tan Xin Yu (12392289)IntroductionDissociation is defined as A disruption in the usually integrated functions of consciousness, memory, identity, or perception (APA, 1994).Dissociative identity disorder is a disorder characterized by identity fragmentation characterized by the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states that recurrently take control of the individuals behaviour. This is also accompanied by an inability to recall important personal information that cannot be explained by ordinary forgetfulness, it is also commonly accompanied by other symptoms such as headaches, hallucinations, suicide attempts and self-abusive behaviour [ CITATION Kri05 \l 1033 ]. Research has also shown that it is extremely rare to see a case of dissociative identity disorder without any additional psychiatric disorders like depression, substance use disorders and borderline personality disorder[ CITATION Put86 \l 1033 \m And93]. However, for this paper we would only be focusing on Dissociative identity disorder.First of all, one of the most important students of the theory of dissociation was Pierre Janet (1920), who suggested that in response to trauma, dissociative disordered patients develop a set of characteristic psychological processes that s

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