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Posted by john on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 12:27pm.

first draft of my report and i need help in improving this. i didnt made up all the information here all comes from a book.

Dissociative identity disorder is defined in the DSM-IV-TR as the presence of two or more personality identities that repeatedly take control of one’s behavior. The patient has an inability to remember his or her personal information. The extent of this lack of recall is too great to be explained by normal forgetfulness.
DID fails to remember certain aspects of memory, consciousness and identity. Patients experience frequent gaps in their memory for their personal history, past and present. Patients with DID report having severe physical or sexual abuse, especially during childhood. The reports of patients with DID are often validated by objective evidence. Physical findings may include scars from physical abuse or self-inflicted injuries, headaches or migraines, asthma and bowel syndrome.
DID is found in a variety of cultures around the world. The author states that DID is diagnosed three to nine times more often in adult females than males. Females average 15 or more identities, males eight identities. The rise in the reported cases of DID in the U.S. may be due the greater awareness of DID’s diagnosis, which has caused an increased identification of those that were previously undiagnosed. The average time period from DID’s first presentation of symptoms to its diagnosis is six to seven years. DID may become less manifest as patients reach past their late 40′s, but it can reemerge during stress, trauma or substance abuse. It is suggested in several studies that DID is more likely to occur with first-degree biological relatives of people that already have DID, than in the regular population.

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