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Dissociative Identity Disorder Therapy

Welcome to a comprehensive guide on dissociative identity disorder treatment. If you or a loved one is seeking assistance with dissociation treatment, you've come to the right place. We understand the importance of finding a trusted specialist who possesses the experience and education needed to provide effective care.

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What Is Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and What Are the Common Symptoms?

DID is a dissociative disorder, which is characterized by disruption of consciousness, memory, identity, emotion, perception, body representation, motor control, and behavior.

Symptoms of DID include:

People with DID often find evidence of dissociative fugues involving actions they do not remember. DID is often associated with traumatic abuse in childhood.

Symptoms of DID

How Is DID Diagnosed and Treated?

A therapist or doctor can diagnose DID. While there is no specific test for DID, your therapist can conduct an interview, and assess your symptoms, and medical history to diagnose DID.

To diagnose DID, you must have:

DID is treated with the help of a therapist through individual and group therapy. Therapy can help you address the underlying trauma that caused DID, learn about your disorder, and learn to manage symptoms.

What are the main treatment options for DID? Evidence-based therapy for DID include:

While medication is not used as the first line of treatment, a psychiatrist may prescribe medications for symptoms of DID such as depression or for PTSD symptoms.

Some medications a DID client may be prescribed include:

Your highly-rated trauma counselor should also understand that there is no one-size-fits-all treatment for DID. A good therapist will work with you to identify which therapy is best for you.

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How Long Does Treatment for DID Typically Last?

People engaged in therapy for DID typically see improvement in a couple of months. Therapy for DID can be long-term, but it is important to maintain consistency with therapy for the best results.

Is It Possible to Fully Recover From DID?

Yes, it is possible to fully recover from DID and live a full life. Higher rates of success are associated with a stable home environment and consistency in treatment. A stable home environment can be conducive to trauma therapy for DID, providing stability and support. Treatment should be consistent and ongoing.

What Should I Look For in a Therapist Who Specializes in Treating DID?

When looking for a therapist for DID you want to find someone who can help you treat the underlying cause of your symptoms. A trauma therapist will help you address the root of your DID by processing your trauma, challenging your negative thoughts, and developing coping skills to help you manage your symptoms.

Are There Any Lifestyle Changes That Can Help With Managing DID Symptoms?

Some lifestyle changes you can make to help improve your DID symptoms include:

You can talk to your therapist about creating sustainable lifestyle changes that work for you. You and your therapist will create a treatment plan that suits your personal needs and lifestyle.

What Can I Do to Support a Loved One Who Has Been Diagnosed With Did?

Here are some things you can do to support someone who has been diagnosed with DID:

You are not alone. There are resources available to help you support your loved one living with DID. Liz Chelak, MSW, CCTSI, CRPS also recommends family members participate in family therapy with their loved ones.

Finding effective dissociative identity disorder treatment is crucial for those affected by this condition. Our team of dedicated specialists, armed with their experience and expertise in therapies like TF-CBT, psychodynamic therapy, DBT, and EMDR, stands ready to guide you on your journey to recovery. Take the first step toward healing today; reach out to us and let us support you in regaining control of your life and well-being.

Page Modified on Mar 3, 2024 by Liz Chelak (Trauma Therapist)

The information on this website is to provide a general information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect a definitive treatment advice. It is important to consult a best in class trauma counselor in WPB regarding ANY questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call your local trauma therapist, to schedule a assessment.