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What other psychiatric illnesses might occur with DID?

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Along with the dissociation and multiple or split personalities, people with dissociative disorders may experience a number of other psychiatric problems, including these symptoms:

  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Sleep disorders (insomnia, night terrors, and sleep walking)
  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias (flashbacks, reactions to stimuli or "triggers")
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Alcohol and drug abuse borderline personality disorder
  • Compulsions and rituals
  • Psychotic-like symptoms (including auditory and visual hallucinations)
  • Eating disorders

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Dissociative Identity Disorder."

Mayo Clinic: "Dissociative disorders."

 

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 22, 2019

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Dissociative Identity Disorder."

Mayo Clinic: "Dissociative disorders."

 

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 22, 2019

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