Understanding dissociative identity disorder

Understanding dissociative identity disorder

Also known as multiple personality disorder or split personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder (DID) enfolds a number of idiosyncratic personalities that exist within an individual. It is a convoluted, protracted and disturbing psychopathology that is indicated by disturbances in memory and identity.

A person with this disorder may project an array of splits. Each of the splits differs from the other by means of behavior, thinking, voice and much more. Compared to other mental disorders, dissociative identity disorder is differentiated by persisting coexistence of relatively deviating or separate forms of a single identity by amnesia and periodic episodes of memory loss. Such episodes of fragmented characters emerge as a corollary of shattering childhood experiences. Read more

Ways to rebuild life after domestic violence

Ways to rebuild life after domestic violence

Rebuilding life after experiencing domestic violence or intimate partner violence (IPV) for a long time can get very challenging and disorienting. Years of abuse and control by the perpetrator result in loss of self-confidence and self-worth in the victims. Starting life afresh is easier said than done. However, one must try to find direction and purpose of living, and strive towards building a brighter future. Even though the journey may appear to be difficult, the victim should be proud of the fact that he or she is out of the toxic relationship and realize that moving on is the only way forward. Read more

Knowing why scorekeeping is unhealthy for relationships

Knowing why scorekeeping is unhealthy for relationships

Scorekeeping invariably enters a relationship, whether it is between siblings, friends, partners or co-workers. However, regularly doing so can create barriers and spoil the charm. The harm could be to an extent that irrevocable differences might crop up. Therefore, it is important to review the relationship dynamics from time-to-time. If two people are always trying to get even with each other, it is better to reach a consensus and make things cordial. Read more

Mental health struggles of bisexual individuals

Mental health struggles of bisexual individuals

Opening about one’s sexual orientation is associated with many risks, despite greater acceptance and awareness among people. Bisexual individuals struggle with a lot of mental distress, because there is lack of enough resources and support compared to what is available for gay, lesbian and transgender individuals say reports. Unfortunately, lesbian, gay or straight communities do not treat bisexuals kindly.

According to a report published in The Washington Post in September, 2017, the 40th annual LGBT Funders Report for 1970-2010 found that of the $487 million meant for programs and organizations serving the LGBT population, just $84,000 was disbursed to groups that served bisexuals. The report also mentioned that various researches show that bisexual individuals have higher rates of depression and anxiety. Read more