Dissociative Identity Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

3 pages | 760 words

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a condition in which an individual displays different personalities. These personalities are known as alters, and may be radically different from one another in terms of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DID is believed to be caused by babyhood trauma, and is typically associated with depression and anxiety. Self-harm and suicidal ideation are also common among individuals with DID.