Dissociative Identity Disorder (Dd)

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Dissociative Identity Disorder is mainly affected by socioenvironmental factors. Within this essay, you will read and learn about the history leading to this mental disorder, how we know it today, the effects that DID has on ones’ person, past treatment, and some possible implications for future treatment. The goal of this essay is to conduct research to learn of DID using valid resources and in turn relay these findings with the community. Dissociative Identity Disorder and its Effects Dissociative Identity Disorder or DID is not a figment of the 20th Century, there have been multiple; possible accounts dating to the 17th century, with the first serious case in 1883 by Pierre Janet, a pioneering French psychologist. After his findings,…show more content…
Among these factors, we see of course personality, health, social status, and even life or death. DID includes shared Posttraumatic Stress Disorder-like symptoms. These symptoms include, but are not limited to, multiple alters, jitteriness, nightmares, reliving the event, extreme changes in feelings, and hyperarousal. Commonly among patients with DID, we see these traumatic experiences, a majority of these symptoms, a loss of time, unfamiliar surroundings, and unfamiliar objects. In Janet’s patient, Leonie the Woman with three separate personalities; he found that her primary alter had no knowledge of the others, while the second had knowledge of herself and the primary personality. The final alter had knowledge of all three alters, given this, we can easily deduce that Leonie’s life was complicated. The power of all three alters was overwhelming, Leonie struggled in everyday life, often waking up and not knowing their whereabouts or even this loss of time. Often upon returning to her original self she would find notes written from one of her alters, to certain men she had been meeting. Again I would like to say this is an average case, we may see some patients which want to commit suicide from these harsh experiences, down to just remembering the traumatizing event. After Janet’s findings, several other European figures published on his findings, Jean-Martin Charcot, Frederick Myers, as well as Joseph Breuer and Sigmund Freud.…show more content…
Patients that have been diagnosed with DID have a very difficult life, just as any ill patient! People are important, and it is only fair if everyone has the same chances at life as everyone. We should immediately begin conducting research to help mitigate these deeply affecting disorders. Patients with DID need help, if no one is there to help as an over-watch the threat just continues to increase. There is an endless amount of possible injuries, fatal or not, no person should have to feel that they have no control. Especially when it involves your own body. Let us not forget the countless people who were thought to be possessed by spirits or demons, they were going through dark times. Not only did traumatic experiences guide their minds into dividing, but their lives exponentially continued to worsen. Now let's do
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