Dissociative Identity Disorder treatment.docx - Dr Tiffany Gholston Advanced Computer Applications The Treatments of Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Dr. Tiffany Gholston Advanced Computer Applications October 14, 2017 The Treatments of Dissociative Identity Disorder Everyone experiences trauma in life, but no one processes trauma the same way. There are occasions where a person goes through such a traumatic event or events that they develop more than one personality. Developing multiple personalities is called dissociative identity disorder, or DID[Dis]. Only 1% of the population is estimated to have DID[DID16]. DID is a very difficult disorder to live with, and, sadly, has no cure[Dry]. However, there are treatments for DID. Over the years psychologists and other doctors have found varying ways of treating this disorder. What does it mean to have multiple personalities? When someone has dissociative identity disorder, they have two or more personalities. DID is a coping mechanism. Sometimes someone will experience such a horrible trauma, like sexual abuse, and they will split into two or more personalities that guard the original from reality. These personalities all have unique identities; they have their own names, backgrounds, and personality traits. It is like several different people all living in the same body. These different identities take control of an individual at different times and have their own memories. Each alternate personality only remembers what they do and experience when they are in control. There have been accounts of this disorder for centuries[DID16]. According to the table, the number of cases of DID has risen in the past century. There was a spike in cases after 1970(Wow, 2017).
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1 2 3 4 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 1900 1944 1970 1990 0 100 200 20000 1 2 3 4 Number of DID Cases in the 20th Century Year Number of Cases As early as the 16 th century, there have been cases of DID, however, then it was not seen as a mental illness brought on by extreme trauma. It was seen as demon possession[DID16].
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