dissociative identity disorder

noun

Definition of dissociative identity disorder

: a personality disorder that is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct and complex identities or personality states each of which becomes dominant and controls behavior from time to time to the exclusion of the others and that results from disruption in the integrated functions of consciousness, memory, and identity : multiple personality disorder

Note: The term dissociative identity disorder is now preferred over multiple personality disorder especially in medical contexts.

Examples of dissociative identity disorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What about Steven and Marc’s dissociative identity disorder? Tracy Brownstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2022 That made sense considering that the titular character suffers from dissociative identity disorder. Chris Smith, BGR, 20 Apr. 2022 After all, Marc’s dissociative identity disorder is a big part of the Moon Knight story, and episode 3 tackles the aspect as well. Chris Smith, BGR, 14 Apr. 2022 Oscar Isaac’s character suffers from dissociative identity disorder. Chris Smith, BGR, 6 Apr. 2022 However, it is later revealed that Grant suffers from dissociative identity disorder and his visions are the day-to-day events of his other identity, Marc Spector. ELLE, 31 Mar. 2022 The first Marvel Disney+ series to center around a new hero, Moon Knight stars Oscar Isaac as a man suffering from dissociative identity disorder, and he's introduced as a meek museum employee named Steven Grant. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 30 Mar. 2022 Likewise conventional wisdom might also suggest that the best things about the series, about a man with dissociative identity disorder who is the avatar for a banished Egyptian god, are Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 29 Mar. 2022 Does Moon Knight suffer from dissociative identity disorder? Eliana Dockterman, Time, 21 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dissociative identity disorder

1993, in the meaning defined above

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“Dissociative identity disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissociative%20identity%20disorder. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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dissociative identity disorder

noun

Medical Definition of dissociative identity disorder

: a personality disorder that is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct and complex identities or personality states each of which becomes dominant and controls behavior from time to time to the exclusion of the others and that results from disruption in the integrated functions of consciousness, memory, and identity : multiple personality disorder

Note: The term dissociative identity disorder is now preferred over multiple personality disorder especially in medical contexts.

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