DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER
\dɪsˈə͡ʊsi͡ətˌɪv a͡ɪdˈɛntɪti dɪsˈɔːdə], \dɪsˈəʊsiətˌɪv aɪdˈɛntɪti dɪsˈɔːdə], \d_ɪ_s_ˈəʊ_s_iə_t_ˌɪ_v aɪ_d_ˈɛ_n_t_ɪ_t_i d_ɪ_s_ˈɔː_d_ə]\
Definitions of DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER
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A dissociative disorder in which the individual adopts two or more distinct personalities. Each personality is a fully integrated and complex unit with memories, behavior patterns and social friendships. Transition from one personality to another is sudden.
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