Dissociative Identity Disorder And Psychological Abuse

964 Words Nov 5th, 2015 4 Pages
Just think, how would it feel growing up and having to share your own body with yourself. People that have been in extreme traumatizing situations in their early childhood conjure up this second personality. Only in extreme cases of brain trauma or psychological abuse to an individual. For example, when a child is shy and terrified of society because they were taught that they were never going to be good enough, they will create a better version of them. This shy and terrified child would create an identity that is strong and outgoing. This identity that the child conjured up would become a part of them for the rest of their life. Secondary identity would only appear when provoked. This identity becomes like the child’s superhero saving them from unwanted monsters and the unknown fears in the darkness. Dissociative Identity Disorder is the distinct and separate personality states that are caused by a disturbance of identity. (1) Dissociative Identity Disorder is a rare condition where two or more personalities present their self in one individual but never at the same time. While their alternative personality makes it appearance the primary personality experiences memory loss. Dissociative Identity Disorder was also called Multiple Personality Disorder until 1994 when the name was changed because of a better understanding of the medical condition. (2) Multiple Personality Disorder they believed had more than one identity controlling one mind. Now psychologist believe…
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