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Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder

Once referred to as multiple personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a serious mental health condition. DID is associated with long-term exposure to trauma, often chronic traumatic experiences during early childhood. It is often misunderstood and portrayed incorrectly in...

Feelings of Detachment Predict Worse Mental Health Outcomes After Trauma

Results from the largest prospective study of its kind indicate that for individuals who experience trauma, the presence of dissociation—a profound feeling of detachment from one’s sense of self or surroundings—may indicate a high risk of later developing severe post-traumatic stress, depression...

Podcast: Reducing the Impact of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Jenn talks to Dr. Milissa Kaufman about dissociative identity disorder and its misconceptions. They also talk about how it can be misinterpreted as other mental health conditions and discuss trauma’s impact on the condition, as well as ways to get loved ones help for the disorder. Milissa Kaufman...

Video: Reducing the Impact of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is often misunderstood and can be easily missed—or misdiagnosed—by experts. While many of us have come to believe that folks with DID jump between personas and personalities, a very small portion of those with the condition actually exhibit this behavior. The...

Sherry R. Winternitz, MD, Receives the 2021 Cornelia B. Wilber Award

Sherry R. Winternitz, MD, has received the 2021 Cornelia B. Wilbur Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation in honor of her outstanding clinical contributions to the treatment of dissociative disorders. Story Highlights Winternitz has served as clinical director...

Video: Lecture – The Alfred Pope Award for Early Career Investigators 2021

Honoring Nathaniel G. Harnett, PhD, and Lauren A.M. Lebois, PhD, McLean Hospital – The Alfred Pope Award for Early Career Investigators Each year, McLean Hospital recognizes young researchers with the Alfred Pope Award for Early Career Investigators. The honor is named for one of the hospital’s most...

Podcast: The Sum of Her Parts With Olga Trujillo

In this episode, Trevor talks with internationally renowned speaker and author Olga Trujillo. Olga bravely shares her story, including the physical, sexual, and emotional abuse she endured as a child, significant events which led to the development of dissociative identity disorder. Olga explains...

Podcast: Robert Oxnam and His Life With Dissociative Identity Disorder

From the outside, Robert Oxnam (19:51) had it all. He was successful in high school and college, earned a PhD, had a thriving career, and was married with two children. What was completely hidden from everyone was the inner torment he was experiencing. In 1990, Robert was diagnosed with dissociative...

Deconstructing Stigma: I’m a Survivor

The following story features Robert, a participant in our Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life mental health public awareness campaign. Told through the eyes of its participants, this campaign boldly challenges the misconceptions of what those with mental illness look like...