This blog is created by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to collect information about D.I.D.
Monday, October 10, 2011
In the actual study done by Dunn et al. (1994), questionnaires were sent out to approximately one-thousand psychologists and psychiatrists surveying their attitudes towards dissociation, with an emphasis on multiple personality disorder. The study resulted in 97.5% of the practitioners indicating they believed in dissociation disorders, 80% reported they believed in the existence of multiple personality disorder, 12.3% did not believe in multiple personality disorder, and 7.7% were unsure. The total of 80% is a high percentage for clinicians who believe in the disorder. source
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
There are many versions of personality tests on the web. This is one that is suggested for all your alters to compare. https://www.bbc.co.uk/labuk/experiments/personality/
Dissociative identity disorder frequently co-occurs with other psychiatric diagnoses, such as anxiety disorders (especially post-traumatic stress disorder-PTSD), mood disorders, somatoform disorders, eating disorders, as well as sleep problems and sexual dysfunction. Dissociative identity disorder has been found to more commonly occur with particular personality disorders including Avoidant Personality Disorder (76% co-morbidity), Self-defeating Personality Disorder (68% co-morbidity), Borderline Personality Disorder (53% co-morbidity) and Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder (45% co-morbidity). Schizotypal Personality Disorder also had a 58% crossover with dissociative tendencies.
"True prevalence is unknown; however, dissociative identity disorder has been shown to be more common than previously thought. Abuse may be the hidden feature in patients who are the most difficult to diagnose and treat. In 1984, by studying psychiatric inpatient charts, Carmen et al and Mills et al proposed a relationship between history of abuse and certain indicators of the severity of psychiatric symptoms." source
- Carmen EH, Rieker PP, Mills T. Victims of violence and psychiatric illness. Am J Psychiatry. Mar 1984;141(3):378-83. [Medline].
- Mills T, Reiker P, Carmen E. Hospitalization experiences of victims of abuse. Victimology. 1984;9:436-59.
|Country||Prevalence in mentally ill populations||Source study|
|India||0.015%||Chiku et al. (1989)|
|China||0.4%||Xiao et al. (2006)|
|Germany||0.9%||Gast et al. (2001)|
|Netherlands||2%||Friedl & Draijer (2000)|
|United States||10%||Bliss & Jeppsen (1985)|
|United States||6-8%||Ross et al. (1992)|
|United States||6-10%||Foote et al. (2006)|
|Turkey||14%||Sar et al. (2007)|