Attention dating deficit disorder
The likes of ‘Sybil’ come to mind when people think of M. The official Psychiatric diagnostic criteria for D. D., according to the DSM IV –TR include; the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states, at least two of these identities recurrently take control of the person’s behavior, and the inability to recall important personal information that is to extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness. In discussing the addictive behavior, quite often the emerging personality years prior chose to use an addictive path to distract the host personality from some form of abuse (mental, physical, or sexual). Mary Mary, Thank you for your comments and I sense your struggled. Celebrate recovery addresses addictions and codependency issues. D.), is a very complex and controversial diagnosis to attach to someone. A much milder version is more often the norm, than the crazy, out of control patient often depicted by Hollywood. Misplacing keys, wallets, purses, & cars in parking lots is common. Sometimes the host personality may be aware that he/she drinks, but no clue about getting stoned.I told him, lets go and go to the hospital, and he said in a very faint older voice…. Then when I said lets go again, almost in a more firm voice, suddenly his face changed and became very angry, the color came back in his face and he yelled…NO.I then confronted him about some things I had witnessed when I was a child, such as his addiciton, which he denied, still in an angry tone staring at me as though he wanted to hurt me. Usually the misdiagnosis given is Bi-Polar Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder. will be misdiagnosed for six to seven years before the dissociative identifies are correctly identified. So, yes I have many clients who are addicts that do have Multiple Personality Disorder. Having one of many personalities that is an addict creates enormous problems in overcoming addictions because until that addicted personality is integrated (becomes whole) to the host he/she will always have the alternative to escape real or perceived danger with drugs and/or alcohol. Steve – in short, my husband was diagnosed with DID a few years back. This alter would not surface during phone counseling. Many struggling people who desire God’s help have found comfort, direction, and friendship in CR. Or even still, chose to be sexually promiscuous as a survival mode on the streets. Just like Bi-polar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Hyper-Attention Deficit Disorder, and just about any type of disorder can crossover into addictions because people strive to feel normal. One that needs attention and extensive counseling to resolve. It isn’t group counseling, but it is wonderful Christian support.
If he acts like a teenager during his drinking episodes (like casting care to the wind, blowing you off, nothing is important, etc.) along with other symptoms of MPD, like memory loss discussed in the article, then maybe your husband could be MPD.
However, this is reported by a part, not physically change in appearance.
PTSD has caused a number of unusual actions/reactions when triggered.
I have had clients where one personality will write left handed with beautiful handwriting, while another personality will insist he/she can only use the right hand to write.
Hyde, meaning one moment the person may seem very passive and submissive, and then suddenly an impatient, controlling and/or self-destructive person emerges. Each personality state may be experienced as if it has a distinct personal history, self-image, and identity, including different names.
He has not left his house in about 2 months nor has even taken a shower and he seems to be getting worse.