Overview of Our DID System
Since we have a form of PTSD called dissociative identity disorder, we have multiple dissociated parts that control our thoughts, actions and urges.
Our parts can control the body with full autonomy and we have no memory when some of them are “fronting.”
Read about Dissociative Amnesia and Mental Health.
Dissociative Identity Disorder caused our identity to split several times over the course of our lives due to a coping mechanism our brain created during childhood to respond to the trauma we endured. We don’t know all of the alters and their stories yet – as we learn more we will update this page.
We have learned that the number of parts in our system will fluctuate and change as we heal and continue to endure more trauma. This is true for most everyone who develops a form of structural dissociation.
Read also: What is structural dissociation?