A Look at Dissociative Identity Disorder

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The brain is a wonderful example of evolution of a muscle that is health, but it has a mental sickness that goes unseen. As complex as the human brain is, there are certain events that can lead to a disorder occurring within a person’s lifetime. One of the rare disorders for a person to be diagnosed with is dissociative identity disorder. This disorder has been around since the early 1800’s, but has not been given very much thought until recently with all the scientific and technological breakthroughs the world has had. This disorder is still hypothetical when it comes to discussing it in a professional setting due to how hard it has been to research and prove. Though researchers are now realizing and taking in to effect the different types of abuse towards a child or person. Psychologist look now at the type of abuse that lead to this disorder to help further understand their patients. Researchers say dissociative identity disorder (DID) can come in a person’s childhood or their adult life, which leads to the question when does it exactly form, but others say this disorder stems from a very traumatic event in a person’s life that the mind is trying to cover up due to the pain that was caused. Though this disorder is rare there are hypothetical causes, symptoms, and treatments that do exist today.
The disorder of having multiple personalities, or more commonly called dissociative identity disorder (DID), has been acknowledged but few professionals have put forth their hypothesizes of where it stems from. Some psychologist hypothesis that one cause can be stemmed from a serve traumatic event. While, it is completely possible for an adult to develop DID as well as a coping method is not unheard of. Psychologist has done multipl...

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... proper treatment, this disorder can be lived with. With all the complexity of the human body, there will be always kinks in our system because we are just human.

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