Bipolar And Dissociative Identity Disorder

781 Words Nov 19th, 2015 4 Pages
Elizabeth Mejia

November 10, 2015

ELA-9 period-5

Bipolar v. Dissociative Identity Disorder

Informative Essay

Several people mix and confuse some of the causes and symptoms of Bipolar disorder and Dissociative Identity disorder. While both disorders do share certain symptoms, the differences could not be more prominent. Both disorders have similar causes, symptoms and treatment options. There are cases where the disorders have taken over, or they have become a part of people’s everyday lives. Although you might want to feel sympathy for those who have been diagnosed, many of the people lead perfectly happy and normal lives.

Bipolar disorder and D.I.D. have alike causes, but there are noticeable differences as well. For example, there are no real singular cause for either of them. Some cases of both disorders have reported that traumatic events can lead to these disorders. However, it is more common for those who are affected by the manic-depressive illness to receive the disorder through family genes. Unlike those who are bipolar, it is much more common to have dissociative identity among those who were physically or sexually abused as a child or young age. Contrary to belief D.I.D. is actually quite rare. There only about 200,000 U.S. cases per year. That is only about 1%-3% of America’s population. Which in contrast to bipolar disorder, which has about 3,000,000 million U.S. cases per year, D.I.D is much less common.

Symptoms for the two are more alike than you…
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