Friday, August 17, 2012

15 facts about DID

  1. People with DID are not crazy. In fact, most are highly intelligent and creative!
  2. Schizophrenia is not the same thing as DID. People with Schizophrenia hear voices outside of the head while people with DID hear them inside their head.
  3. DID is a form of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and is usually caused by childhood abuse but not always.
  4. Integration does not have to be the ultimate goal in treating DID. Many people who have this disorder function very well being co-consious with their alters.
  5. DID is not a rare disorder as once thought.
  6. Medications can help people with DID maintain consistent moods but they do not cure DID.
  7. Headaches are the most common complaint among people with DID. Medicine usually does not help these headaches.
  8. Yes, people do fake DID but the percentage of people who fake it to people who truly have it is very low.
  9. SRA (Satanic Ritual Abuse) is very real and very prevalent among people who have DID.
  10. Some people with DID have non human alters. Some are shadows, fairies and even trees. Every person is unique and created their own system to the way that felt comfortable to them.
  11. People with DID can get help under the ADA (American Disability Act) if they are mistreated or fired in the workplace because of their disorder.
  12. In order to receive this diagnosis a person must have 2 existing identities or more, according to the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders edition 4)
  13. There are several famous people who have DID including Hershel Walker and Roseanne.
  14. DID is not contagious or hereditary, though many who have this disorder have other family members who have it as well due to the cycle of abuse.
  15. DID is only a fraction of what makes up a person. There are many well educated, highly functional multiples in this world!


  1. People with DID are not crazy. In fact, most are highly intelligent and creative!<- that is an opinion, not fact

  2. And you are certainly entitled to your opinion. But I beg to differ with you.