Acronyms

Common acronyms associated with the diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder.

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BD = Bipolar Disorder

BPD =Borderline Personality Disorder

CA = childhood abuse

CSA = childhood sexual abuse

DID = dissociative identity disorder

DSM = Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

ED = eating disorder

FOO = family of origin

Little(s) = young alter personalities (children & infants)

MPD = multiple personality disorder

OCD = obsessive compulsive disorder

Pdoc = primary care physician, usually a psychiatrist overseeing medications.

RA = ritual abuse

SA = sexual abuse

SH = self-harm

SI = self-injury

SO = significant other.

SRA = satanic ritual abuse

T = therapist. Can refer to psychiatrist, psychologist, master’s level, or above, or no educational credentials whatsoever.

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