Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), previously referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder, is a condition in which a person experiences two or more distinct identities or personality states, each with its own unique thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. There have been reports of individuals with DID who have reported having different symptoms or experiences of medical conditions in different identities, a phenomenon referred to as “state-dependent physical anomalies”.
One of the most interesting and insightful cases of state-dependent physical anomalies in individuals with DID is the presence of tumors in different identities. In some cases, individuals with DID have reported having a tumor in one identity and not in another, leading to questions about the nature of reality and the relationship between the mind complex and the body complex. This case highlights the fact that the body complex is a creature of the mind complex and that the mind/body/spirit complex is largely misunderstood in our world.
Other examples of state-dependent physical anomalies in individuals with DID include differences in nearsightedness, dental decay, pain tolerance, sensitivity to different medications, glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity, and allergies. For example, one personality may have severe dental decay, while another personality may have a body complex with minimal dental decay. Similarly, one personality may be highly sensitive to a certain medication, while another personality may have a weaker reaction or no reaction at all to the same medication. These anomalies suggest that the symptoms and experiences of individuals with DID may be influenced by their psychological state.
Dissociative disorders, including DID, are controversial in the psychiatric community and their validity as a diagnosis is still debated. Many mental health professionals believe that the symptoms of DID are better explained by other psychiatric conditions, such as borderline personality disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Despite the controversies surrounding dissociative disorders, the concept of parallel experiences offers a new way of understanding the experience of individuals with DID. The idea is that we are all one being, living in an illusion made up of light/love, and that we shift to an incredibly large amount of parallel experiences moment by moment with our consciousness. In this perspective, we are a different person every moment with a different body complex every moment in a different illusionary world moment by moment.
It is our focus, thoughts, feelings, and actions that shift us in and out of different parallel experiences moment by moment. The Lovearian Institute of Oneness prefers to use the term “parallel experiences” instead of “parallel reality” because the only true reality is perfect oneness. This perspective offers a new understanding of the experiences of individuals with DID, as well as a new way of viewing our own experiences and the world around us.
Studies on State-Dependent Physical Anomalies in Individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder:
- “Dissociative identity disorder and physical symptoms: a case report” by Lee et al. (1999)
- “Physical symptoms in patients with dissociative identity disorder” by Putnam et al. (1986)
- “Multiple personality disorder: a clinical investigation of 50 cases” by Braun et al. (1986)
- “Physical symptoms in dissociative identity disorder patients with and without a history of abuse” by Ross et al. (1990)
- “Physical symptoms in dissociative disorders: a review” by Nijenhuis et al. (1999)