Secrets, for example, such as .

Friends and family may rush to the defense, saying “It couldn’t be true!

At present, this is not a scientific fact, just a strong guess.

Some examples are beliefs that one’s thoughts are being broadcast for others to hear; that one’s thoughts are being inserted into one’s mind by outside forces; that one is being attacked or conspired against by others.

Sometimes, for their convenience, parents want toilet functions to happen on schedule.

We just don’t know exactly what happens in the “taking over” part.

It may be a tragic mistake, influenced by ignorance and fear—or even the social pressure of “programming” or brainwashing—but, at its root, it’s still your free choice.

The underlying dynamic here is spite, a desire to  against those who are perceived to be hurtful.

Simply consider, for example, that the scientist who works in the lab is a quite different “person” from the parent who plays with the children, who is again a completely different “person” from the intimate husband or wife.


And in the fear, of course, comes disavowal.

On the other hand, no one can understand the process by which the human brain can create and hold separate and distinct each different personality.

American Psychiatric Association: Fourth Edition.

Sigmund Freud" border="0" align="Left">These terms derive from Freud’s philosophy of and his theories about psycho-sexual development; the terms are not DSM-IV diagnoses.

Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 1994. .

First Person Plural (FPP) specialises in working for and on behalf of all those affected by Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and similar complex trauma-related dissociative identity conditions. These similar conditions include type 1 Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (DDNOS), and a type of Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (OSDD) which is described as DID-like. DID itself is sometimes referred to by the older and less accurate term of Multiple Personalities.

The Satanic ritual abuse controversy.

Established in 1997, FPP remains the only national membership charity which focuses exclusively on these frequently unrecognised and misunderstood conditions. The complex dissociative identity conditions are common in those who have experienced protracted repeated trauma, of a severe or extreme nature, that started in early childhood. The associated trauma is usually childhood abuse, (sexual, physical, emotional, spiritual) and/or neglect, but may be other childhood trauma, e.g. recurrent invasive medical procedures; prolonged or repeated illness of a parent or other primary caregiver.

Written from a survivor’s perspective.

Rather, they are descriptive phrases which are used quite freely today—and often without regard for their technical, psychoanalytic meaning.

These terms actually derive their meaning from the process of toilet training.

Dissociative identity disorder - Wikipedia

The work of the charity is to improve knowledge, understanding, & recognition; encourage & facilitate mutual support; and move towards better access to specialist assessments with effective treatment and care pathways. We do this through training courses, brief awareness raising sessions, written information and audio visual resources, a member’s newsletter, access to online support forums for full members; and members open meetings.