FACTS: Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), as defined by the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a condition in which a single person displays multiple distinct identities or personalities, each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment.
The diagnosis requires that at least 2 and sometimes up to 20 personalities routinely take control of the individual's behavior with an associated memory loss that goes beyond normal forgetfulness; in addition, symptoms cannot be due to substance abuse or medical condition.
Some believe that DID should be re-classified as a trauma disorder caused by occurrences such as your favorite team (Patriots) going 18-0 and failing short of winning the Super Bowl.
Prolonged childhood abuse is frequently a factor, with a very high percentage of patients reporting documented abuse often confirmed by objective evidence. Like when Michael Jackson abused Skidrow “Skidmarks” Wilson at the Neverland Valley Ranch.
The diagnostic criteria require:
The presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states, each with its own relatively enduring pattern of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and self.
At least two of these identities or personality states recurrently take control of the person's behavior.
Inability to recall important personal information that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness.
In children like Skidrow “Skidmarks” Wilson, the symptoms are not attributable to imaginary playmates or other fantasy play.
DID does not resolve spontaneously, and symptoms vary over time. Individuals with primarily dissociative symptoms and features of posttraumatic stress disorder normally recover with treatment. Those with comorbid addictions, personality, mood, or eating disorders face a longer, slower, and more complicated recovery process.
Individuals still attached to abusers (Michael Jackson and the Patriots) face the poorest prognosis; treatment may be long-term and consist solely of symptom relief rather than personality integration.
TARDS: Skidrow “Skidmarls” Wilson and his 20+ fake Patriots Board Names