Monday, March 12, 2012

Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder)

When you look at the Wikipedia entry for Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) -- formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder -- you find that it has a number of possible symptoms that are also symptoms named in the nine main diagnostic criteria for BPD.  Some overlapping symptoms include:

* Depersonalization
* Depression
* Derealization
* Disruption of identity characterized by two or more distinct personality states
* Distortion or loss of subjective time
* Flashbacks of abuse/trauma
* [...] panic/anxiety attacks
* Identity confusion
* Mood swings
* Paranoia
* Pseudoseizures or other conversion symptoms [looks like epileptic seizures --S.H.]
* Self-alteration (feeling as if one's body belongs to someone else)
* Sudden anger without a justified cause
* Spontaneous trance states
* Suicidal and para-suicidal behaviors (such as self injury)
* Unexplainable phobias