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Dissociative Identity Disorder and Identity Disruption

Dissociative Identity Disorder and Identity Disruption

Identity DisruptionWhat is identity disruption? How is it experienced by someone with dissociative identity disorder? How is identity disrupted?

In the past, it was thought that traumatic events, especially repetitive ones, caused a child’s personality to fragment or split into different parts. Now many theorists instead conceptualize that trauma impairs the ability of integration of the self to begin with. This…

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Dissociative Identity Disorder and Amnesia

Dissociative Identity Disorder and Amnesia

Dissociative AmnesiaI am continuing the conversation about dissociative identity disorder (DID) and characteristics that make up the diagnosis. I want to address amnesia,  what it looks like in DID, and the function it serves. Of course,  not everyone with amnesia has dissociative identity disorder. Remember, the first two criteria, different self states and amnesia, must exist together for a DID diagnosis to be…

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Mindful Monday: Mindfulness Is

On this Mindful Monday I chose to share this definition of mindfulness. Simple and profound! Want to know more about mindfulness, …

Mindful Monday: Mindfulness Is

On this Mindful Monday I chose to share this definition of mindfulness. Simple and profound! Want to know more about mindfulness, …

Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dissociative identity disorder

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I am finally completing my series on understanding dissociation with  Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Although DID (or Multiple Personality Disorder, the earlier term) is perhaps the most well-know dissociative disorder it is also complex and often misunderstood. Due to its complexity, I am going to discuss it over the course of several posts.

I want to start by…

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Throwback Thursday: Treating Anorexia

Throwback Thursday: Treating Anorexia

I’m introducing another new series at Treating Trauma: Throwback Thursday. However, I’m going to deviate a bit from the common Throwback Thursday (or #TBT) usage to share older posts of mine.

It is amazing what can accumulate in five years of blogging! Older content is hard to access on this site and I truly believe that part of trauma therapy is revisiting key concepts over and over. Stay tuned …

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