Dissociative Identity Disorder
Do you know what it is?
Does dissociation feel familiar to you?
Have you ever floated above yourself?
Have you ever felt like more than one person?
Have you ever separated from your body?
How dissociative are you?
Do you wonder if you have a dissociative disorder?
Do you wonder if you are more dissociative than average?
EDUCATIONAL OPTION 1
You can take a simple 28-question self-reporting questionnaire to get a sense of how dissociative you are. It will take about 10-15 minutes to read through the questions.
The Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES) was developed by Eve Bernstein Carlson, Ph.D. and Frank W. Putnam, M.D.
Answer each question, selecting how often that experience happens to you. Pick any number between 0 and 100. Of course, 0 represents none of the time, and 100 represents all of the time.
There is no right or wrong answer – it is more about the reality of how often these experiences happen for you. Try to be as accurate and honest with yourself as possible.
To score the DES, add up the individual scores of each of the 28 questions to get a total score. Divide this total score by 28 to get the average score.
Read about Scoring the DES.
- When you were answering these questions, what were you thinking? What were you feeling?
- Are you worried about being highly dissociative?
- Are you upset about being dissociative?
- Are you relieved to finally find something that explains how life is for you?
EDUCATIONAL OPTION 2
Another option for answering the question, “How dissociative are you?” is to have a good look at the free eBook, 101+ Ways to See DID — Dissociative Identity Disorder Described.
While this eBook is not an official diagnostic tool, I guarantee you that the more of the 101+ Ways that you experience in your life, the more dissociative you are.
EDUCATIONAL OPTION 3
To learn more about Dissociative Identity Disorder, watch these short, educational videos:
EDUCATIONAL OPTION 4
If you’re still wondering about your own experiences of dissociation, you have the option to discuss your personal individual situation in a DID Phone Consultation.
I hope these options help you to figure out more about how dissociative you are.
I wish you the best in your healing journey.
Copyright © 2008-2017 Kathy Broady MSW and Discussing Dissociation
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