— On the November day in 2012 that everything really changed, Chamique Holdsclaw was looking at the 9 mm handgun sitting on the passenger seat of her car.She had it because she lived in Atlanta, and her stepfather told her that she needed to protect herself. She had just gone into a rage and smashed the windows of her ex-girlfriend’s car with a baseball bat. She considered lifting it and pressing the muzzle against her temple.Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder Supporting a Person with Dissociative Identity Disorder Managing Switching Community Q&A Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder, can be a debilitating and frightening illness for both the person with DID and others in that person's life.DID is characterized by the development of alternative self-states or identities.
It is important that one does not confuse depression with mood swings.The people, who were once known to be happy, suddenly become very gloomy and dull. The feeling of doom also seems to overshadow them and this often makes them suicidal.Such people prefer to stay away from company and tend to spend many hours in isolation.Mc Intyre, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at the University of Toronto, and head of the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit at the University Health Network in Toronto.One reason depression is more debilitating than mania is that it lasts longer; another is that it occurs more frequently: According to a 2002 study by Lewis L.