Dissociative Identity Disorder Statistics

(Also Known As: DID Statistics, Personality Disorder Statistics, Multiple Personalities Statistics, Identity Disorder Statistics)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Incidence and Prevalence of Dissociative Identity Disorder

The rapid increase in reported incidence of dissociative identity disorder in the United States has been a product of varying interpretations. An improved understanding of the diagnosis among mental health practitioners have brought about the identification of cases that were undiagnosed in the past. 6

Dissociative identity disorder has been diagnosed in individuals from varied cultures worldwide. Children who have not yet reached their adolescence must be carefully diagnosed since their manifestations are less distinctive compared to adolescents and adults.

In adult females, identity disorder is 3 to 9 times more prevalent than in adult males. Although data is limited, the female-to-male ratio among children is even higher. Likewise, females are prone to having more identities than men. In women, the average number of multiple personalities is more than 15 while men have an average of 8 identities.

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Related Conditions

Borderline Personality Disorder – Personality Disorder, Mood Changes, Dissociation, Splitting Personality
Depersonalization Disorder – Recurrent De-Realization, Feeling of Disconnection from the Body and Mind, Out of the Body Experience
Dissociative Amnesia – Functional Amnesia, Abnormal Memory Functioning Without Brain Damage, Retrograde Amnesia
Schizophrenia – Mental Disorder, Paranoia, Hallucination, Delusion, Disorganized Speech and Thinking
Somatization Disorder – Hysteria, Variable Physical Symptoms with no Identifiable Physical Origins