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
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.