What Is Dissociative Disorder?
3. What Are the Symptoms of Dissociative Identity Disorder?
Dissociative identity disorder was previously known as multiple personality disorder. The primary symptom in this condition is the perceived presence of different personalities. People with the disorder often feel like they have more than one person living inside them or speaking inside their heads.
Often, they appear to switch between the different personalities. Each identity has its own set of characteristics, with differing histories, mannerisms, voices and genders all possible. The identities may be familiar with one another, but they aren’t always. Frequently, a person who has this condition also experiences dissociative amnesia.