Similarities and Differences Between Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disordeer

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Within this article I will explain the similarities between Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder. As well I will write about the differences between the similarities between the two disorders. I will go into a little bit what each one is about

There are a plethora of mental illnesses in the world. Some mental illnesses are caused by genetics and heredity. As well some mental illnesses are caused by traumatic events that may have happened in a person's life. Now with all of these mental illnesses, what I am going to discuss in this article are the similarities and the differences between two mental illnesses. The two mental illnesses that I am going to discuss are Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder. In the first part of this article I am going to describe what these two mental illnesses are. Then I am going to go into the similarities of these two mental illnesses. Then lastly I am going to talk about the differences between the similarities of these two disorders.

The first of the two mental illnesses that I am going to talk about is Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is classified as a disorder in which a defect in the chemicals of the brain causes a person to have hallucinations, delusions, and other things like inappropriate affect. Now in Schizophrenia there are both positive symptoms and negative symptoms. There are different types of Schizophrenia. They are classified as Paranoid, Disorganized, Catatonic, Residual, and Undifferentiated. Now each type of Schizophrenia has it's own set of traits and characteristics.

Now for the second mental illness that I am going to talk about is Dissociative Identity Disorder. Dissociative Identity Disorder is classified as a person who has at least two distinct Personalities or Identities that take over the persons life and how they live. Often times a person developes Dissociative Identity Disorder due to some kind of trauma that they suffered in there lives. It could be that on was emotionally or psychologically abused. As well because of the similarities between Dissociative Identity Disorder, and Schizophrenia often times a person who actually has Dissociative Identity Disorder can be misdiagnosed as having Schizophrenia.

Now I am going to go on as to describe the similarities between Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder. Now with in these two disorders there are many similarities. Which is why sometimes a person who has Dissociative Identity Disorder has been misdiagnosed with Schizophrenia. Now here I will list the similarities between the two disorder.

Similarities Between Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder

     1.) Both people with Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder hear voices.

     2.) Both people with Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder get Paranoid.

     3.) Both people with Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder have Delusions.

Now in this part I am going to discuss the differences between the similarties between Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorders. Yes there are differences between Dissociative Identity Disorder and Schizophrenia. A lot of people do not realize that. Here are the differences between Dissociative Identity Disorder and Schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia

  1.) Hear voices outside there head.

  2.) When Schizophrenics get paranoid they get paranoid that the FBI or the military is watching them and out to get them.

  3.) When people with Schizophrenia become delusional there delusions lead them to believe that they are something like a god or someone with special knowledge or power.

Dissociative Identity Disorder

  1.) People with Dissociative Identity Disorder hear voices inside there head.

  2.) When people with Dissociative Identity Disorder get paranoid it is what is called Interpersonal Paranoia. (In other words they are paranoid that the people around them are watching them, following them and out to get them.)

  3.) When people with Dissociative Identity Disorder become delusion it is more like a daydream, and is due to Asociality.

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