Dissociative identity disorder is a rare, complicated condition that was once referred to as multiple personality disorder. People with dissociative identity disorder typically do not integrate memories, thoughts and aspects of their personality into one identity. Instead, they may have two or more identities that are made up of seemingly separate experiences.
Dissociative identity disorder can be complicated to assess, and drug and alcohol abuse make diagnosis and treatment even more complicated. If you think that you have dissociative identity disorder, you aren’t alone, and treatment options can help.
Assessing Your Risk of Dissociative Identity Disorder
If you’re concerned that you may have dissociative identity disorder, you can evaluate your symptoms with a quick, free self-assessment. Please note, though, that an assessment is not an official diagnosis. Only a medical professional or mental health practitioner can diagnose you accurately. You can use the results of these assessments as a baseline for discussion with your doctor or therapist.