MPD/DID Resources

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, And they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.”    Isaiah 61:1-4

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a severe dissociative disorder that involves a disturbance in both the memory and identity of an individual. The individual uses defense mechanisms involving splitting, idealization, devaluation, denial and/or taking on the personality of another in order to cope with trauma experienced in childhood.

  • 9 times more women than men receive therapy for DID
  • 97% of the individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder have been physically and/or sexually abused
  • an individual with Dissociative Identity Disorder develops an average of 8 – 13 personalities
  • There are three factors which determine if a person has Dissociative Identity Disorder:
    • Two or more personalities exist within the individual – each is dominant at certain times.
    • The dominant personality determines the individual’s behaviour.
    • Each individual personality is complex and integrated with its own unique behaviour patterns and social relationships.

Source:Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division

DID Articles:
Alters or Parts?
Dissociative Identity Disorder by Kimberly Gaines Eckert, M.A., Todd D. Burnett, M.Div., and Mark R. McMinn, Ph.D.

Effective “Parts Work”: The Basics
The Essence and Original Personality
Multiple Personalities: A Multiple Choice Examination by S. M. Berry
Coping with Flashbacks: Goals and Techniques for Handling the Memories
Dissociative Identity Disorder and Staying Grounded
Grounding Techniques
Education Matters: Denial in Dissociation by Diane Hawkins
Developing Intrasystem Cooperation by Svali
Boundaries broken link – looking for a similar article
Overcoming Denial by Svali
Complex polyfragmentation: a coping mechanism for the survivor by Svali

Articles from WeRMany at Healthyplace

The Spectrum of Dissociative Disorders: An Overview of Diagnosis and Treatment by Joan A. Turkus, M.D
Understanding Dissociative Disorders Through Dissociative Signs and Symptoms by Cecilia Pearson
Switching Characteristics by Cynthia A. Byrtus, Training Instructor Bethesda PsycHealth Institute 1990
Discerning Alter Personalities from Demons by James G. Friesen, Ph.D

Articles from Dissociative Identity Disorder/Multiple Personality Disorder
Communications
Helping Littles to Heal
About Littles
Dealing With Flashbacks Or Flooding
Identifying Different Feelings
Self Care
Conditions for Commencing with Abreactive Phase of Work
Integration Issues

Articles from Multiplicity, Abuse and Healing – link is broken
MPD/DID and Journaling
Helping Your System Find or Make Safe Places For All Parts
Helping Children Cope with Disaster
System Mediation
Creating And Enhancing Your Personal Support
Containment/Boundaries
The Process of Recovery from Abuse
Association: The Key To Recovery
Integration Metaphors
Mapping Your System
Switching – Early Warning Signs
Using Your Dissociative Skills In Healing
Self Nurture
MPD & Imagery

Articles From The Inside Out – Now transferred here:

Early Warning Signs of Switching: Recognition & Avoidance Techniques
Headaches & Multiplicity
HELP! My Friend Has Multiple Personalities How can I help? by James Card
On Being a Proper Multiple
Poly-fragmented Multiplicity
Reclaiming Triggers
Switching
What is Dissociation

Wonderful Christian sites

Good Samaritan Ministries Alaska
Journey to Healing
Abby’s Place
DID Puzzle
Encouragement, Freedom, and Victory Through Our Lord Jesus Christ
MPD/DID – A Legitimate Diagnosis

Wonderful secular sites with Christian input that I have found, would be beneficial to you as it has for me.
TygerWolfen’s Den
SplitAngels – MPD/DID
Resources for MPD/DID
Sidran
The Trinity Pages
MPD/DID Informational Page
Mosaic Minds
MDA – MPD/DID Anonymous (12 Steps and MPD/DID)

Therapeutic Resources
Mungadze Association
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Significant Other’s Support and Information Pages
The SO’s Guide To MPD/DID