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~dissociative identity disorder~


Dissociative Identity Disorder
An infosheet from the British site Psychnet-uk.com.
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Introduction to Dissociation
Understanding dissociation and its relationship to trauma is basic to understanding the posttraumatic and dissociative disorders. A page from:
Dissociation in the UK
This site hopes to bring together both Professionals and organizations working in this field with people who may want information and help on the subject. It will give links to other sites as well as information on how to set about finding a therapist. See Training for details of forthcoming Conferences and Workshops.
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Dissociative Identity Disorder (or Multiple Personality Disorder)
From the MERCK Manual, this page covers a general description of DID/MPD, along with info on:
Dissociative Amnesia
Dissociative Fugue
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Depersonalization Disorder
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eMedicine: Child Abuse & Neglect: Dissociative Identity Disorder
An article co-authored by Muhammad Waseem, MD, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Richard M Switzer, Jr, MD,Brooklyn Hospital Center.
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DID/MPD
Taken From Psychology Today's Diagnosis Dictionary (from thePsychology Today Online site), this page features:
DID/MPD definition
Symptoms
Causes
Treatment
and a link to find Psychology Today articles on DID/MPD.
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Multiple Personality Disorder
From Health A-Z, this is actually a pretty good introduction to Dissociative Identity Disorder for somebody unfamiliar with the term. It goes into detail about a lot of issues connected to DID/MPD: medications, general prognoses, prevention, terms related to the disorder like "alter", "derealization" and other terminology. Also discussed are alternative approaches to treatment as well as traditional and more. Overall, this is respectably informative page.
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Multiple Personality Disorder/ Dissociative Identity Disorder
From A Guide to Psychology, this page covers the full index of Personality Disorders along with DID, but it's very readable for a professional page and there is some powerful writing in the introduction about the meaning of identity, so its worth checking out if just for that.
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Mind: Understanding Dissociative Disorders
There is really nothing quite like the UK's Mind.org anywhere else. Mind's reach and understanding concerning all manner of things psychological and the site's disarming presentations are truly a breath of fresh air when seeking info on any topic connected with the psyche. Approachable and concise, well-thought-out.
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Dissociative Identity Disorder
A brief definition, but there are links for further investigating DID symptoms, treatments, medications used to treat it and other aspects of living with the disorder. Plus, this page is part of the Mental Health Matters site, which is a huge resource for information on mental health related questions.
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Help! My Friend Has Multiple Personalities!
An introduction to Dissociative Identity Disorder created by a married couple as a way to help friends and family members of those who have the condition. This is a warm, thorough site that covers concerns, frustrations and questions with the kind of knowing that can probably only come from personal experience.
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Dissociation Online
An anonymously compiled collection of useful internet links and other references on dissociation, trauma & memories. Although not updated since 2000, never-the-less, there is access to References to 2,700 Articles on this page.
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Dissociative Identity Disorder: a Factsheet
Created by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), this page also includes links to online communities, the NAMI Newsroom and to help find support.

~peer support~


Living Multiple
alt.support.dissociation
DID Survivors
MPD-DID
DissociativeDisorder
Amongst_Ourselves
Otherkind-Hosts
WomenOfWorth
DID
dissociation
ED_and_DID
Integrating Our Selves
Split/Hope
Multiples for Christ
DissociationLand
abusesurvivorswithmpdordid
sosupport

~for loved ones~


ChristianHelpers-Dissociation
Amongst_Others
MPD Spouses

~personal sites~


Aingil's Realm
Labyrinth of People
Shattered Selves
DID/MPD
The Atomic Circle
Pilgrim's Journey (a blog)
The Gift of Many
Multiple Personalities & Otherkin
Collective Phenomena
Welcome to Our Inner World
Life Lessons from a Multiple
Astraea's Multiple Personality Resources & Controversy
Split Angels
Coping with DID/MPD
Dissy Dreams
We Are Not of One Mind
Firewheel Vortex
A Page of Hope: Multiplicity.ca
The Gathering Place
Mending Ourselves
The Journey Within

~resources~



Multiplicity, Abuse & Healing Network
Pat Stubbs' MAH Network is an informational and peer-support site focuses on dissociation, abuse, and healing. It is also easily the best site there is, professionally-created or otherwise, when seeking information about not only Dissociative Identity but about the traumatic effects of abuse and resources which concern recovery. This site is an indispensable roadmap in exploring the far-reaching world of surviving. Easily navigable, tirelessly developed and simply executed, it is as user-friendly as it is inclusive. Bookmark it, you will refer to MAHNet again and again. In In Bloom's estimation, this site is unquestionably The Standard.
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SOSA: Survivors of Spiritual Abuse
Spiritual Abuse Survivors reaches out to those who have been abused by either clergy or perpetrators who used religious dogma as a justification for their abusive behavior. Though open to all survivors, the site places its emphasis on those who developed Dissociative Identity Disorder to survive. SOSA's site includes survivor's creative endeavors in poetry, art & prose. They also offer a Kid's Zone, membership in an online a support network, a list of recommended books, facts about abuse and a message board.
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NEEDID Support Network
NEEDID is the award-winning Network to Explore and Express Dissociative Identity Disorder & other trauma related Dissociative Disorders. They offer a mailing list to keep members informed and updated, a humor page, reading room, artwork and links to other sites.
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UKSSD.org
UKSSD is a Component Society of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD). A non profit professional society based in England, the UKSSD's aim is to promote research and training in the identification and treatment of dissociative disorders. They provide professional and public education about dissociative disorders and support national communication and cooperation among clinicians and investigators working in the field of dissociation. The UKSSD also promotes the development of local groups for study, education and referral.
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Colin A. Ross Institute
The Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma includes text of the DDIS clinical interview and MPD treatment information. It was formed to further the understanding of psychological trauma and its consequences by providing educational services, research, and clinical treatment of trauma based disorders.
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Dissociative Identity Disorder Patient/Family Resources
This resource page was created by the College of Community Health Sciences Digital Library at the University of Alabama. The Digital Library also features a link to clinical resources for Dissociative Identity Disorder.
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Internat'l Society for the Study of Dissociation
Web page for the ISSD, with treatment guidelines and other information relating to dissociation and DID. Includes information on finding a therapist to work with.
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Multiple Personality Disorder & Dissociative Identity Disorder
Multiple Personality Disorder resource for published papers, books, course manuals, new ideas, glossary of terms and definitions.
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Dissociation World
Features a space for creating personal blogs, a chat room and a forum for mental health issues, survivors of abuse and for those caring for someone with mental wellness challenges.
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Dissociation.com
An interesting site created by Dr. Ralph Allison, a retired board-certified forensic psychiatrist who has been treating dissociators since 1972 and Marie McKenize, diagnosed as having Multiple Personality Disorder in 1979, with a total of 70 alter-personalities, all of which have been integrated for nearly 20 years.

Their site is meant for patients with MPD (called multiples) and their "ethical therapists".

From the site's introduction:

"We prefer to deal with those multiples who are the most dissociated and disabled but who want to get well. By 'well,' we mean psychologically integrated. Their therapists must be educated in basic psychological principles, ethical, and willing to learn new views and procedures. No training programs are teaching what we have found to be both safe and effective. We would like to remedy that in this way. We want to reach those in the support network of multiples and their therapists. This disorder has a ripple effect on family members and others in the community. The better informed those people are, the faster therapy will proceed."
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Stressbusting Links Directory
An index of links to sites concernind DID, compiled by the UK's Stessbusting site. Stressbusting, itself, is also worth exploring for tips and ideas about lowering anxiety and stress.
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Many Voices
"Since 1989 MANY VOICES has offered a forum where thousands of recovering persons share ways they use to heal from tragic physical, sexual, and emotional assaults. Together, we learn to cooperate inside, and to deal more effectively with professional helpers and loved ones. We are determined to work past our pain and reshape our lives. Though our pasts may be troubled, our present lives can be improved, and our futures can be transformed!"
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Suite101: MPD Info & Self Help
Facts and information about MPD, including developing coping skills, developing one's personal spirituality as the key to wellness.
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Mosaic Minds
Mosaic Minds, Inc. is a primarily internet based organization founded in 1999 by a group of dissociative survivors of childhood trauma and their loved ones. Mosaic Minds, Inc. seeks to provide an online clearinghouse of information for those whose lives are impacted by the more extreme form of dissociation called "Dissociative Identity Disorder" (DID), formerly called "Multiple Personality Disorder" (MPD).
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Psych Central: Dissociative Identity Disorder Treatment
General treatment guidelines for dissociative identity disorder, including psychotherapy, medications and self-help.


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~::Mary Reynolds::~
Sometimes called "The First Known Case of Multiple Personality Disorder", this site provides historic research into the life of Mary Reynolds, including reproduced letters, handwriting, photographs, and a listing of biographies. A very moving tribute and historical document.

~::About 'Sybil'::~

~::Oprah Interview: Truddi Chase::~

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