repeated threats are trauma particularly in childhood
signs and symptoms of DID.
The person will have grown up using dissociation as a way of denying to themselves that certain traumatic issues and abuse did not occur. In that way they could live their life unaware of the abuse they had been put through.
This leads to little or no memory of the abuse they went through.
The person will suffer from symptoms such as:
Severe anxiety and panic attacks
Switching between different personality states
Hearing voices inside
Experiencing flashbacks and reliving traumatic memories
Complete or partial memory loss
Severe self-harm such as eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse
Unexplained somatic pain of what the body remembers
Difficulty with relationships
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Low self-worth, self doubt, shame and guilt
Triggers from the day to day reminders of trauma, such as smells, sounds, colours, objects and words etc. These can be conscious or unconscious
Triggers can lead to rapid switching between alters who then begin to experience a flashback, reliving the abuse that the triggers remind them off
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