The list below are symptoms and not signs that a person could have D.I.D., they are only indications that you may be suffering with some form of mental health problems that may require professional intervention. Most people who have D.I.D. seem to suffer with these and other symptoms. So please be cautious about "self diagnosis" when reading this page.
This is the primary sign of D.I.D. and is exactly what is happening when a person has this disorder, but the presence of alter personalities is the one characteristic that defines multiple (several) personalities.
A person loses the ability to remember information and events they would normally be able to recall. Even for people with mild symptoms, difficulties in dealing with daily life can take their toll. Patients can experience employment, school, and social problems.
A symptom that makes you feel as if you cannot think clearly. You might feel disoriented and have a hard time focusing or making decisions.
This is a blanket term covering several different forms of abnormal anxiety, fear, phobia and nervous conditions that come on suddenly and prevent pursuing normal daily routines.
Amongst the different forms of abnormal anxiety are:
This is a period of intense fear or discomfort, typically with an abrupt onset and usually lasting no more than thirty minutes.
This is the term used to identify people who are afraid of public spaces or of situations often associated with these spaces.
This refers to feelings of fear, apprehension or worry about social situations and being evaluated by others.
This is a generic term for a kind of anxiety disorder that amounts to unreasonable or irrational fear or anxiety related with exposure to specific objects or situations.
This is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by excessive and uncontrollable worry about everyday things.
Other disorders of the mind are:
This is most commonly characterized by a subject's obsessive drive to perform a particular task or set of tasks, compulsions commonly termed rituals.
This is a term for certain psychological consequences of exposure to, or confrontation with stressful experiences that the person experiences as highly traumatic.
These are compulsions in which the main problem is a person eats in a way that disturbs their physical health.
This is a condition whereby the prevailing emotional mood is distorted or inappropriate to the circumstances.
A decreased ability to focus your thoughts on something.
This is most always present when we go through any form of mental and, or physical illness.
This is a medical condition of its very own and is the result of the mind and, or body being overwhelmed with illness or sadness on some level.
These are frequently highly stigmatized, and those experiencing suicidal idealization struggle to be heard and understood.
These are disorders in the sleep patterns of a person or animal. Some sleep disorders can interfere with mental and emotional function.
This is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state in which thought and perception are severely impaired. Persons experiencing a psychotic episode may experience hallucinations, hold delusional beliefs (paranoid delusions), demonstrate personality changes and exhibit disorganized thinking.
These are altered states of consciousness.
This is an injury inflicted by a person upon his or her own body, whether conscious or subconsciously.