Demystifying Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)



Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a mental health condition that’s still debated amongst scholars. Hence, we wanted to provide an educational video on the disorder to remove any misconceptions or myths surrounding it since it is often used as a storyline in pop culture (eg. ‘Split’, 2016) where facts that don’t align with the narrative are disregarded to increase drama.

Youtube channels:
• Multiplicity and Me
https://www.youtube.com/c/MultiplicityAndMe/featured

• Power to the Plurals
https://www.youtube.com/c/PowertothePlurals/featured

• DissociaDID
https://www.youtube.com/c/DissociaDID/featured

References:
• ‘A New Model of Dissociative Identity Disorder’, 2006
P. Dell – Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Paul_Dell/publication/7247074_A_New_Model_of_Dissociative_Identity_Disorder/links/5a33ee830f7e9b10d8428c2d/A-New-Model-of-Dissociative-Identity-Disorder.pdf

• ‘Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Pathophysiological Phenomenon’, 2016
A. Ashraf et al. – Journal of Cell Science & Therapy
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hassaan_Tohid3/publication/308905099_Dissociative_Identity_Disorder_A_Pathophysiological_Phenomenon/links/582e9e2208ae102f072dbe3a.pdf

• ‘Abnormal Hippocampal Morphology in Dissociative Identity Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Correlates With Childhood Trauma and Dissociative Symptoms’, 2014
S. Chalavi et al. – Human Brain Mapping
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/hbm.22730

• ‘Fact or Factitious? A Pyschobiological Study of Authentic and Simulated Dissociative Identity States’, 2012
A.S Reinders et al. – PloS one
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0039279

• ‘Dissociative Identity Disorder: Out of the Shadows at Last’, 2020
A.S Reinders et al. – The British Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/the-british-journal-of-psychiatry/article/dissociative-identity-disorder-out-of-the-shadows-at-last/8E2884FA8669A9A64790E5C47AD72DC7

• ‘Abuse Histories in 102 Cases of Multiple Personality Disorder’, 1991
C.A Ross et al. – The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2044042/

• ‘Aiding the Diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder: Pattern Recognition Study of Brain Biomarkers’, 2018
A.S Reinders et al. – The British Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/the-british-journal-of-psychiatry/article/aiding-the-diagnosis-of-dissociative-identity-disorder-pattern-recognition-study-of-brain-biomarkers/DCF85A7D69652C06E61524593B266E8C

• ‘Toward an Etiology of Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Neurodevelopmental Approach’, 2001
K.A Forrest – Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053810001904933

• ‘Evaluation of the Evidence for the Trauma and Fantasy Models of Dissociation’, 2012
C. Dalenberg – Psychological Bulletin
https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2012-06384-001

• ‘Is it Trauma- or Fantasy-based? Comparing Dissociative Identity Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Simulators, and Controls’, 2016
E.M. Vissia – Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/acps.12590?saml_referrer

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