The primary treatment for DID is long-term psychotherapy with the goal of deconstructing the different personalities and uniting them into one. Other treatments include cognitive and creative therapies. Although there are no medications that specifically treat this disorder, antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs or tranquilizers may be prescribed to help control the mental health symptoms associated with it.
Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder). Last reviewed 10/10/2008
- American Psychiatric Association
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Handbook of Psychology, Vol. 8 (John Wiley)