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    The Difference between DID and Schizophrenia
    ddnos posted:
    My sister asked me the difference between Dissociative Disorder (DID) and Schizophrenia, and even though I know they are miles different, I wasn't able to give her a basic, easy answer.

    So, I'm asking if there's anyone out there who could answer that question in an easy to understand way and that doesn't necessarily include all the difference of the two, but the main difference(s).


    Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
    ddnos responded:
    Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
    Joseph F Goldberg, MD responded:
    Schizophrenia is a form of psychosis in which people have delusions, hallucinations, disorganized form of thinking (eg, illogic, hard to follow the flow of ideas) and also so-called negative symptoms in which they may seem emotionally flat, unengaged, have few thoughts, and seem unexpressive. The mainstay of treatment is antipsychotic medications. DID -- formerly known as multiple personality disorder -- is a controversial diagnosis, sometimes associated with borderline personality disorder. It is believed to be a condition associated with early life traumatic experiences in which people "dissociate" or unconsciously split off different aspects of how they see themselves and create distinct identities, to which they attribute different characteristics. The mainstay of treatment is psychotherapy.

    Dr. G.
    ddnos replied to Joseph F Goldberg, MD's response:
    Wow, Thank you Dr. G.! I'm going to send your answer to my sister! I appreciate it!

    Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown

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