National Multiple Personality Day
Today is National Multiple Personality Day! It is a holiday in which people are encouraged to learn more about Dissociative Identity Disorders (DID). Also it’s a day for those with DID’s to learn more about their personalities and diagnosis.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, a DID is a mental health condition where a person has two or more separate identities and these personalities control their behavior at different times. Each of these identities has its own personal history, traits, likes and dislikes.
A DID used to be called multiple personality disorder or split personality disorder. This is a pretty rare disorder that affects between 0.01 and 1% of the population and women are more likely than men to have DID.
For those living with DID, having a strong support system can make life more manageable. The support system can include healthcare providers, family members and friends who know and understand the condition.
Connect with Safe and Sound Therapeutics for more information on Dissociative Identity Disorders.