18. Coping Mechanism
In a way, dissociative identity disorder is a coping mechanism as most cases involve patients suffering from traumatic past or sexual abuse. So, anytime their mind recalls or thinks of that traumatic past, the patient wants to forget about it by tapping to a new identity that won’t know anything about that incident.
“Because these moments are too stressful to remember, these patients tap into their dissociations to escape,” Dr. Bryan Bruno, Medical Director at Mid City TMS told Bustle. “When a moment triggers a traumatic memory, these patients might cope by daydreaming or acting differently.”