Dissociative identity disorder

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What is dissociative identity disorder?

Dissociative identity disorder is a dissociative disorder involving a disturbance of identity in which two or more separate and distinct personality states (or identities) control the individual's behavior at different times.

Common symptoms reported by people with dissociative identity disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for dissociative identity disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Bioenergetic Psychotherapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
162

Data from patients with dissociative identity disorder, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with dissociative identity disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Bioenergetic Psychotherapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for dissociative identity disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with dissociative identity disorder, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has dissociative identity disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 186 say dissociative identity disorder is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 81
30s 107
40s 123
50s 146
60s 71
70+ 20
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 216
20-29 years 40
30-39 years 29
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 58
Female 496

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 347
Not Diagnosed 36

These charts show data from dissociative identity disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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