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Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder),Bipolar disorders and schizophrenia by Precious Okoro

I'll be talking about Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder),Bipolar disorders and schizophrenia.
And, yeah they're not white people problem.
Some of us have got DID(multiple personality disorder) and attributed it to the devil..
It isn't a "village people sent syndrome".
Psychological issues are real and are not to be taken for granted.
Bipolar is characterised by the individual suffering from episodes of depression and mania, alternating between these two states and their baseline personality. Sometimes these states can last a number of weeks or even months.
Individuals who are manic will experience high levels of energy accompanied by irrational and impulsive behaviour. They can also seem to talk faster and believe they can accomplish more work or tasks than is realistically plausible. After episodes of mania, the individual can often ‘crash’ or ‘fall’ into a state of depression. This state is marked by lethargy, sadness and a feeling of emptiness. Sleep problems often aris
Sleep problems often arise during both of these mood states
The main difference between bipolar and dissociative personality disorder is that bipolar refers to the patient suffering from mood alterations involving episodes of depression and euphoria, or mania. Dissociative personality disorder, on the other hand, refers to the sufferer experiencing multiple personalities, not just variations in mood.
Most mistake  mood swings for bipolar disorder.

Schizophrenia is marked by the patient suffering from delusions and hallucinations.
Delusions occur when someone believes in something that is not true. People experiencing these will believe in their delusion regardless of the reality of the situation being evident.
The main difference between schizophrenia and dissociative personality disorder is that DID is an identity issue resulting in the person suffering from multiple personalities or identities (often referred to as ‘split personalities’), schizophrenia, on the other hand, results in the sufferer experiencing a ‘split mind’ as a result of psychosis which splits them from reality.
Now, the most popular is DID.
DID, is a mental condition wherein the affected person develops at least two clearly identifiable personality states or identities. These identities are also referred to as alter egos or alters. These alters will have a defined way of looking at things and relating to the sufferer’s surrounding environment and world. Therefore, these states of personalities have clearly defined characteristics and ideologies (the way in which they view the world) that are often completely separate from the person’s usual (original) personality.
Some sufferers with dissociative identity disorder have alters that have clearly distinct ways in which they react and function on both a psychological and physiological level, manifestations of these personalities wherein they take control of an individual can cause notable changes in emotions, blood pressure, pulse rate and even the blood flow to the person’s brain. Some people and doctors may refer to dissociative identity disorder as split personality disorder.

Split disorder is common, especially amongst those whose IQs are quite high.
Though it is not always the case, people who are hyper and later recede are usually but not exclusive to this disorder..

Thanks for reading!!

Written by Precious Okoro.

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