There is no proven cause of Dissociative Identity Disorder, but it
does often begin and stem from early childhood. The symptoms typically become more severe and
intense as time goes on.
The condition is believed to be developed as a reaction to childhood trauma, neglect, abuse, and violence.
Any age, gender, or social background can develop DID, but abuse in
childhood is the biggest risk factor.
PTSD and depression are also linked to DID. The multiple
personalities are a way of coping with the trauma and abuse experienced in the past.
* More than 90% of DID patients had a history of severe physical and/or sexual abuse.
* 90% of treated cases have been women.
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A 28-year-old mother of two, Jane Hart, who was recently diagnosed with Dissociative Identity
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