Dissociative Identity Disorder. Dissociative identity disorder was previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder MPD , sometimes incorrectly called "split personality", it is characterized by the presence of more than one sense of identity within a single human body. These alternate identities are commonly known as alters or dissociated parts. A person with multiple identities is often referred to as a multiple. Other terms for alter include: alternate identity, dissociative identity, distinct identity, personality state, personality, dissociated part, self-state, part, part of the mind, part of the self, dissociative part of the personality. A person with DID experiences himself or herself as having separate identities, known as alters, or alternate identities.
Alters in Dissociative Identity Disorder (MPD) and DDNOS
Child Alters – DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER IN A NUTSHELL
After suffering years of violent sexual assault at the hands of her father as a child in Sydney, Australia, Jeni Haynes developed dissociative identify disorder. Her father, Richard Haynes, pleaded guilty in March to charges of rape and sexual assault starting when his daughter was four years old, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. Jeni, now 49, delivered her victim impact statement at a court hearing in Sydney, while her year-old father first avoided her gaze, then later sat back and grinned, according to the Herald. Another, named Linda, talked about missed career opportunities. And the enormity of what he did is 2, alters. To just let Jeni or Linda read that statement is a cheat. He needs not just to hear it, but to actually see it in front of him.
Dissociative Identity Disorder: Overview and Current Research
I have a lot of lived experience with dealing with child alters. My goodness, I have hundreds of six-year-old girls and boys and at least one adorable three-year-old girl whose name is Mary Ellen. There are two burning questions people ask about child alters. One is what are they? The other is Who are they?
Research trends currently focus on neurobiological and psychobiological factors unique to this disorder. For example, one study investigated the differences between alters who have access to traumatic memories and alters who suppress such information. The results indicate that different alters demonstrate differences in emotional, sensori-motor, cardiovascular, and regional cerebral blood flow in response to traumatic memories Reinders, et al. Another study sought to apply known findings about related disorders to DID. Because individuals diagnosed with disorders involving an etiology of stress e.