Complex dissociative disorders are commonly misunderstood and confused, as well as stereotyped. Both disorders are very similar, as is the treatment. The key misunderstandings often arise from focusing only on Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and excluding Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (DDNOS), and not understanding the role of dissociative disorders as a psychological defense against overwhelming trauma. Like all dissociative disorders, DID and OSDD they involve
clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning (source: the DSM-5 psychiatric manual, APA, 2013).
Here are some key facts about the Complex Dissociative Disorders (Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly multiple personality disorder) and Other specified dissociative disorder, formerly DDNOS).
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- Dissociative Identity Disorder – ANPs and EP replace the terms “host”, “core” and “alters” (traumadissociation.wordpress.com)
- DID terms: I am not a label! (traumadissociation.wordpress.com)
- Dissociative disorders – Is abuse or biology the cause? Or is it more complex than that? (traumadissociation.wordpress.com)
- Dissociative Identity Disorder Hero: Robert Oxnam (lesliegnelson.com)
- Artist aims to raise awareness by depicting mental health illnesses as monsters (globalnews.ca)
- Survivor Poetry by Jaye (traumadissociation.wordpress.com)
Nov 11, 2013