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What Do You Wish People Knew About Dissociative Identity Disorder?

We want people to better understand the disorder, which was formerly known as multiple personality disorder.

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) — previously known as multiple personality disorder — is an often misunderstood dissociative disorder that causes people to behave and feel as if they have more than one "identity."

The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that around 2% of the population experiences some type of dissociative disorder.

If you are living with DID, we want to know what you wish people understood about it.

Like that media representations really miss the mark on what the disorder is actually like.

Maybe you want people to know what's like to feel powerless over your identities.

Or how hard it is to experience memory gaps.

Perhaps you want people to know that having DID can make you more prone to other mental illnesses, like anxiety and depression.

Or maybe you wish that people knew there's SO much more to you than just your disorder.

So tell us: What do you wish people knew about dissociative identity disorder?

What misunderstandings do you want to clear up? What do you wish people would say when they talk about DID?

Tell us (in a few sentences to a paragraph) in the dropbox or the anonymous form below and your answer could appear in a future BuzzFeed Health post. Feel free to go into detail!