The 2014 Austin Dissociative Identity Disorder Statistics have mentioned that most cases of mental health illness appear in female patients than in male patients. It means that for every nine women diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (DID), there is one that is diagnosed in men. In view of this, the article will be talking about some facts, statistics, and common cases related to DID.
Facts And Statistics
Dissociative identity disorder is a mental disorder that concerns with the presence of more than two personalities in a person. It is commonly caused by extreme emotional distress or trouble in maintaining a relationship. Usually, a patient diagnosed with DID has undergone a traumatic event in the past. With that being a factor, the mental illness occurs to be a coping mechanism for patients suffering the condition.
Mental health practitioners agree that about one to two percent of the general population is affected by such illness and most of the cases occur in the United States of America. Although the number of DID cases is less than the other mental health illness, it is still prevalent especially in most cities in the US.
Among the cities in the US, Austin in Texas has been in the top nine metros which have dissociative identity disorder resources. Numerous hospitals, facilities, and medical doctors are present in the area to address the psychiatric symptoms of DID. Even though there are no specific medications of healing the mental illness, the availability of therapists and hospital accommodation in the area helps patients cope in time.
Cases of DID occur commonly in the US, 70% of which have tried to self-destruct or take their own life. One of the most common cases happened in 2014 wherein two Korean nationals, both male and female, have been diagnosed with mental illness.
The male patient, who is serving in the military, has been experiencing symptoms of forgetfulness and occasional speaking of the English language which is not his native language. Meanwhile, the female patient manifested childish behavior and violent actions.
Although the medication is very crucial, undergoing DID treatments still can enhance the quality of life of the patient.