Over the past few decades, dissociative identity disorder (DID), also known as multiple personality disorder, has become one of the most controversial mental disorders currently being diagnosed. The controversy surrounding the disorder most often centers on the fact that there is no clearly understood cause, test or treatment; however, it is recognized as a disability under the Canadian Disability Tax Credit program and Canadian Disability Benefits is here to help you in your time of need.
What is Dissociative Identity Disorder?
Dissociative identity disorder is commonly defined by the presence of two or more distinct personalities which alternate control of a person’s thoughts and actions. Importantly, these behavioral changes cannot be accounted for by substance or other mental disorders in order to qualify for a diagnosis of DID. The disorder has been considered controversial by many mental health professionals as few studies of the disorder have been performed and those which have seem to indicate a lack of diagnosable distinction between it and other disorders in many cases.
Symptoms of Dissociative Identity Disorder
As mentioned above, the most prominent symptom of DID is the presence of two or more distinct personalities which alternate control within a single body. Often referred to as “alters”, these personalities may or may not be aware of one another and may even have completely independent autobiographical memories.
As a result of the alternating dominance of personalities, memory loss is a common symptom among DID patients as the other alters will generally not have any awareness of what occurs while another is dominant. This memory loss and other symptoms often make it extremely difficult for a person to live a normal life and eventually requiring long term inpatient care. This care can be extremely expensive and require the sort of financial assistance provided by the Canadian Disability Tax Credit program.
How Canadian Disability Benefits Helps
Canadian Disability Benefits believes that everyone who suffers from a disability which significantly affects their lives deserves the full benefits to which they’re entitled. As the process of applying for Canadian Disability Benefits can be a complicated and frustrating experience, it is the last thing most people need added to their plate while already handling life with a disability. We will guide you through the entire process in order to provide all of you with the maximum available benefits as quickly as possible.