Although there are no medications that specifically treat dissociation disorders, your doctor may prescribe antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications or antispasmodic medications to help control the mental health symptoms associated with dissociation disorders. It usually becomes essential to replace this dividends with agreement to work toward certain common goals, and to achieve treatment to succeed. Work toward such cooperation and the possible integration of the several personalities distinguishes the treatment of MAD from other types of treatment. Many people believe that multiple personality disorder is not a ell disease.
There are two famous movies on multiple personality disorder that became really famous “three faces of eve” and “Sybil”. The case of “Sybil” has been accused as a case of the therapist creating the multiple personalities in her client through suggestion and sometimes demanding. Some professionals think that multiple personality disorder is a misdiagnosis of borderline personality disorder or another form of anxiety, and others believe there is no such thing at all and the clients who present different personalities are just acting out to gain attention of the therapist or espousing to what they think the therapist wants.
It has been recorded, however, that just because someone can pretend to have the flu does not mean the flu does not actually exist. “The three faces of Eve” a classic American film based on a book written by psychiatrist Corbett H. Tighten and Harvey M. Clerkly, who helped write the screen play as well. This movie is based on MAD of a wife and mother and the film was released in 1954. After this film was released there have been many sudden reports of random diagnostics of MAD. It is said it is easily faked. Professionals have proved that it is easily faked as a common flu.
If the patient has symptoms the doctor will start by doing a complete diagnosis. They will start by pulling up the patients’ medical history. After that they will do a physical examination to look for any signs of physical or sexual abuse. This is standard procedure that usually will tell the doctor whether or not the patient has DiD or not. If they have symptoms of DiD the doctor will do an x-ray and blood test to be sure that they are healthy and these symptoms are in fact coming from DiD. After confirming that the patient does have DiD that is when they start signing them up for physical therapy.
Certain conditions including brain diseases, head injuries, drug and alcohol intoxication, and sleep deprivation can lead to symptoms similar to those of dissociation disorders, including amnesia. In fact, it is amnesia or a sense of lost time that most often make a person with DID seek treatment. He or she might otherwise be totally unaware of the disorder, the family plays a big role in helping and supporting the person to seek treatment and get help. If no physical illness is found, the person might be referred to a psychiatrist or psychologist, health care professionals who are specially trained to diagnose ND treat mental illnesses.
Psychiatrists and psychologists use specially designed interview and personality assessment tools to evaluate a person for a dissociation disorder, sometimes medication is needed immediately and patients with DID should combine therapy with medication to relieve symptoms. A person with DID needs treatment to relieve symptoms, to ensure his or her safety and the safety of their loved ones, also to be able to “reconnect” the different identities into one well-functioning identity.
Treatment also aims to help the person safely express and process painful memories, some can be ere dramatic and hard to relive, develop new coping and life skills, restore functioning, and improve relationships. The best treatment approach depends on the individual and the severity of his or her symptoms. Treatment is likely to include some combination of Psychotherapy, Cognitive therapy, Medication, and family therapy, family support is the most important step in the healing process. DiD has very serious complications It is serious and chronic, ongoing, and can lead to problems with functioning and even disability.
People with DID also are at risk for Suicide attempts, Self-injury, Violence, Substance abuse and repeated visualization by others. The outlook of a person with DID is not predictable because each responders to treatment and medication differently also there are many stages of complication, some patients refuse to stay in treatment because the different personalities help them cope with pain, confusion and depression. We cannot prevent DID, but it will be helpful to start treatment as early as the diagnosis are made.
Left untreated DID can last a lifetime, while treatment and therapy can take years depending on how severe the condition is, it is effective, the patients an learn how to handle the symptoms and seek help if these symptoms become uncontrollable. Many of these patients that seek help end up in a better condition in the long run of their life span, imagine living with it every day which some people do and it’s sad because sometimes they don’t realize they even have it and they think it’s a normal thing when in reality it’s actually abnormal.
DID can be experienced also during a traumatic experience such as an accident, disaster, or crime visualization, dissociation can help a person tolerate what might otherwise be too difficult to bear. In situations like these, person may dissociate the memory of the place, circumstances, or feelings about of the overwhelming event, mentally escaping from the fear, pain, and horror. This may make it difficult to later remember the details of the experience, as reported by many disaster and accident survivors.
Current research shows that DID may affect 1% of the general population and as many as 5-20% Of people in psychiatric hospitals. The rates are even higher among sexual abuse survivors and addicts. These statistics put Dissociation Disorders in the same category as schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety, as en of the four major mental health problems today. Dissociation Disorders survivors often spend years living with the wrong diagnosis.