(DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder (MPD), is a mental disorder characterized by the maintenance of at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states.The disorder is accompanied by memory gaps beyond what would be explained by ordinary forgetfulness.The personality states alternately show in a person’s behavior; however, presentations of the disorder vary.Other conditions that often occur in people with DID include post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders (especially borderline and avoidant), depression, substance use disorders, conversion disorder, somatic symptom disorder, eating disorders, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and sleep disorders. Self-harm, non-epileptic seizures, flashbacks with amnesia for content of flashbacks, anxiety disorders, and suicidality are also common.
Other names: Multiple personality disorder, split personality
An artist’s interpretation of a person with multiple dissociated personality states
Specialty: Psychiatry, clinical psychology
Symptoms: At least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states, trouble remembering certain events
Complications: Suicide, self harm
Causes: Childhood trauma ,Loneliness
Differential: diagnosis Other specified dissociative disorder, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder especially bipolar II, PTSD, psychotic disorder, substance abuse disorder seizure disorder, personality disorder.
Treatment: Supportive care, psychotherapy, And Love of family psychotherapy,
Frequency: ~1.5–2% of people