Definitions for "Dissociative identity disorder"
Syndrome characterized by the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states in consciousness that recurrently take control of the individual's behavior, accompanied by dissociative amnesia.
a dissociative disorder, more commonly known as multiple personality disorder, in which the person has two or more distinct personalities that alternate with one another. 493
The existence of two or more distinct identities or personalities within the same individual. Each identity has its own set of memories and characteristic behaviors. Typically, the attitudes and behaviors of the alternating personalities are markedly different. Formerly called multiple personality disorder.