Information provided on this website is meant to spread awareness of, educate the public about, and dispel myths regarding dissociative identity disorder, other dissociative disorders, trauma, and the effects of trauma. It is provided in good faith and for general information purposes only. While the author strives to make information on this website as complete, reliable, and accurate as possible, the author makes no claims, promises, guarantees, or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this site and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this site. Any actions taken upon the information in this website is strictly at your own risk. The author is not liable for any losses and damages in connection with the use of this website.
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Dissociative identity disorder and other dissociative disorders are serious psychological conditions that can cause intense distress if not properly treated. Please do not use any of the information found within this website to self-diagnose or to diagnose anyone that you may or may not personally know without the express purpose of bringing this non-professional diagnosis to the attention of a licensed professional in search of proper treatment. The information on this website is not meant to support treatment of any individuals without the support of or when not done by a licensed professional.
“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
General information on this website, such as information about the terms used to refer to alters, is not cited if it draws most prominently from direct observation of or interaction with individuals with dissociative identity disorder or other specified dissociative disorder subtype 1, communities for these individuals, or interaction with practicing clinicians in the field. Some of the terms used may differ between communities or by location. Views of aspects of alter identities, such as alter ages or non-human alters, may also vary. Individuals with dissociative identity disorder or other specified dissociative disorder subtype 1 may also experience identity alteration in various ways. The purpose of these general information pages is to assist in bridging community, clinical, and research knowledge and should not be used for diagnostic purposes or to form assumptions about any specific individuals.
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This website was last updated 7/17/2022.
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