“As an undergraduate student in psychology, I was taught that multiple personalities were a very rare and bizarre disorder. That is all that I was taught on ... It soon became apparent that what I had been taught was simply not true. Not only was I meeting people with multiplicity; these individuals entering my life were normal human beings with much to offer. They were simply people who had endured more than their share of pain in this life and were struggling to make sense of it.”
― Deborah Bray Haddock, The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook
Image transcript: "Sometimes there is clear separation and total amnesia, but other times the lines can become so blurred that it is hard to tell who is who. It can leave someone very unsure of their identity and wondering who they truly are." The text is attributed to Static Nonsense.
Dissociative identity disorder is the disorder that was previously recognized as multiple personality disorder. It’s characterized by the presence of two or more dissociated self states that have the ability to take executive control and are associated with some degree of personal amnesia.
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