HELLO!! the current fronter is Brian Thomas. and I'm here to educate you mfs SO here is some info on osdd and DID!
Here is some of the first things that pop up on google when you search Dissociative identity disorder:
Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a mental health condition. Someone with DID has multiple, distinct personalities. The various identities control a person's behavior at different times. The condition can cause memory loss, delusions, or depression. DID is usually caused by past trauma.
Dissociation is a common, naturally occurring defense against childhood trauma. When faced with overwhelming abuse, children can dissociate from full awareness of a traumatic experience. Dissociation may become a defensive pattern that persists into adulthood and can result in a full-fledged dissociative disorder.
Formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a condition in which a person has two or more distinct identities or personality states, which may alternate within the individual's conscious awareness. The different personality states usually have distinct names, identities, temperaments, and self-images. At least two of these personalities repeatedly assert themselves to control the affected person's behavior and consciousness, causing long lapses in memory that far exceed typical episodes of forgetting
- Recurrent episodes of severe physical, emotional or sexual abuse in childhood.
- Absence of safe and nurturing resources to overwhelming abuse or trauma.
- Ability to dissociate easily.
- Development of a coping style that helped during distress and the use of splitting as a survival skill.
- While abuse is frequently present, it cannot be assumed that family members were involved in the abuse.
The common symptoms of DID include:
- Inability to remember large parts of childhood.
- Unexplained events and inability to be aware of them (such as finding yourself somewhere without remembering how you got there or new clothes that you have no recollection of buying).
- Frequent bouts of memory loss or "lost time."
- Sudden return of memories, as in a flashback and/or flashback to traumatic events.
- Episodes of feeling disconnected or detached from one's body and thoughts.
- Hallucinations (sensory experiences that are not real, such as hearing voices talking to you or talking inside your head).
- "Out of body" experiences.
- Suicide attempts or self-injury.
- Differences in handwriting from time to time.
- Changing levels of functioning, from highly effective to nearly disabled.
Persons with DID may also have problems with:
- Depression or mood swings.
- Anxiety, nervousness, panic attacks and phobias (flashbacks, reactions to stimuli or "triggers").
- Eating disorders.
- Unexplained sleep problems (such as insomnia, night terrors, and sleep walking).
- Severe headaches or pain in other parts of the body.
- Sexual dysfunction, including sexual addiction and avoidance.
And now OSDD: