Dissociative Identity Disorder And Borderline Personality Disorder

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e goes on to live a happy prosperous life. The disorder that was discussed in the movie was disassociate identity disorder (DID). The DSM-5 describes DID as a person being diagnosed with two or personality states, as and/or have constant bouts of amnesia (American Psychiatric Association, 2013, p.291). It is also noted in the DSM-5, that the changes in personality are usually subtle, and are only more noticeable as stress and anxiety increase (American Psychiatric Association, 2013, p. 292). Therefore it seems as though the movie Sybil, is a bit exaggerated for dramatic purpose. Dissociative identity disorder was formerly known as multiple personality disorder (MPD). DID was and is a very controversial disorder. Researchers argue whether or not the disorder is really validated because there are not fact stating tests revolving around the disorder. There are several similarities between dissociative identity disorder and borderline personality disorder, which is why some researchers had denied the existence of DID. (Gillig, 2009). Researches now realize that DID is on the same spectrum as borderline line personality disorder, but the symptoms are more severe. Symptoms of DID that coincide with borderline personality disorder include insomnia, sexual dysfunction, anger, thoughts of suicide, self-harm, drug and alcohol abuse, anxiety, paranoia, somatization, dissociation, mood altercations and changes in relationships and the loss of ties. (Gillig, 2009). Researchers used…
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