DID or Dissociative Disorder

Our mission at National Therapeutic Services is to give clients the tools they need to feel safe, accepted, complete, self-confident, valuable and comfortable in their own skin. We accomplish our mission through skilled therapy, life coaching and medical management. Northbound offers healing through accepting and resolving issues physically, emotionally, and spiritually at our dissociative disorder and addiction treatment center in Orange County.

Dissociative disorder (DID, also known as multiple personality disorder in the ICD-10) is a psychiatric diagnosis whose essential feature, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), “…is the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states…that recurrently take control of behavior.” The diagnosis requires that at least two personalities (one may be the host) routinely take control of the individual’s behavior with an associated memory loss that goes beyond normal forgetfulness; in addition, symptoms cannot be the temporary effects of drug use or a general medical condition.

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