System Speak: Dissociative Identity Disorder ( Multiple Personality Disorder )Episode 5Season 2
Age and Development in DID
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Age and Development in DID
By Emma Sunshaw • View the Website

A listener wrote in asking about ages of alters and developmental stages theories. Dr. E responds by explaining a few of the many reasons some alters may remain younger or stop at different ages. She then discusses Erikson’s psychosocial stages of development, and how this is impacted both by trauma and recovery. Functional plurality is also explored. While examples of trauma impact are given, no abuse details are given in this episode.

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