Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Study | Open Access

Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Case Report

Sahin N* and Balkan D

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Mugla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey

*Correspondance to: Nilfer Sahin 

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Abstract

Dissociation is defined as the impairment or alteration in the complementary functions of consciousness, memory and identity. Contrary to the common belief, the frequency of Dissociative Identity Disorder is not uncommon, however, symptoms are difficult to diagnose unless specifically questioned, and these patients may be misdiagnosed. It can be a long time between psychiatric admission and diagnosis. Until diagnosis, patients can have different diagnoses such as affective disorder, personality disorder, anxiety disorder and schizophrenia. In this case report, a 15-year-old male with dissociative identity disorder who admitted to our polyclinic with psychotic findings, will be discussed.

Keywords:

Differential diagnosis; Dissociative identity disorder; Diagnosis

Citation:

Sahin N, Balkan D. Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Case Report. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2018; 3: 1550.

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