Wednesday, February 27, 2019

DID and the Brain, 3

Naturally, Dissociative Identity Disorder can be very frustrating for the person who has it, often due to the responses of others. Unfortunately, self-injury is commonly seen among this group of individuals. Reports are that more than 70 percent of people with DID have attempted suicide. DID can manifest with a variety of symptoms, some of which include:

  1. ·       A “fugue” like state where the person has taken a trip somewhere but have absolutely no recollection of having travelled
  2.  ·       Lapses in memory that are obvious and distressing to others but of which the person is unaware; or have difficulty remembering specific events beyond what would be explained by normal forgetfulness
  3.  ·       May experience sudden impulses or strong emotions that they don't feel control over or a sense of ownership over.
  4.  ·       The body may suddenly feel different (as if a small child or a large muscular person)
  5.      May suddenly sense a shift in thoughts or attitudes or even personal preferences that eventually shift back or shift to something else (More tomorrow)

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