A common question associated with regular personality shifts and memory loss is, “Do I have dissociative identity disorder?” or, “Dissociative identity disorder is a mental condition listed in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) under the dissociative disorders class.

The condition is rare and affects between 1 and 2 percent of the adult population. The DSM-5 cites one study that found 1.5 percent of participants to have had dissociative identity disorder for at least 12 months. While uncommon, the disorder can significantly impact a person’s life.

Dissociative identity disorder is often called multiple personality disorder. The condition involves possessing two or more distinct personality states. The presence of numerous personalities causes a disturbance in identity and affects a person’s behaviors, memory, speech, perceptions, and motor function. Dissociative identity disorder develops largely due to traumatic events or overwhelming experiences of childhood abuse.

The DSM-5 lists specific criteria to help identify whether someone has dissociative identity disorder. The Recovery Village’s self-assessment quiz can help determine whether your experiences match the symptoms of the condition.

Dissociative Identity Disorder Self-Assessment Quiz

The Recovery Village offers digital self-assessment quizzes to help identify the presence of various conditions, such as substance use or mental health disorders. Taking the dissociative identity disorder self-assessment quiz can provide insight into whether someone is experiencing symptoms of dissociative identity disorder, such as a disruption in self-identity, control of one’s actions, and other standard functions.

The Recovery Village’s dissociative identity disorder quiz uses information from the DSM-5 to provide accurate diagnostic criteria for the disorder.

However, the results cannot replace a clinical diagnosis from a medical professional. Use the findings of this quiz for insight into whether you may have dissociative identity disorder and how it affects your life. Address further questions to a mental health professional. If your dissociative identity disorder is connected to substance abuse, contact The Recovery Village for information on how to receive professional treatment for both issues.

Related: Find Support for Dissociative Identity Disorder & Substance Abuse with Teletherapy

Please answer “yes” or “no” for each question. Based on your experiences in the past six months:

Have you experienced regular, significant changes in your mannerisms, including your behaviors or world beliefs, that are not part of a cultural or religious practice?
Have you had difficulty recalling everyday events, such as what you did during the day or whom you interacted with?
Have you forgotten personal information, such as your name or address?
Have you struggled to recall well-learned skills, such as how to perform daily tasks at work or school?
Have you been unable to remember important life events, such as your wedding or the death of a family member?
Have you found yourself in a location with no memory of how you got there?
Has your affected sense of self prevented you from functioning normally in society, such as keeping a full-time job or maintaining hygiene?
Have you felt that you’re a detached observer of your actions or speech?
Have you heard voices independent of your own that no one else around you hears?
Have you experienced strong impulses that you feel are out of your control?
Have friends or family members mentioned seeing any signs of personality shifts or irregular behaviors in you?
Have you had sporadic, inconsistent urges to harm yourself or someone else?

Your assessment results will appear on the next page. Please enter your information to proceed to your results.

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