According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), It's estimated that 2% of people experience dissociative disorders, with women being more likely than men to be diagnosed. Because of the way Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is portrayed in the media, most people don't understand what the disorder actually entails, or how common it actually is.
In this Patient Spotlight series, you'll meet Encina, who sheds light on her experience living with D.I.D. You'll also meet Minnie, the three-year-old girl living inside Encina's body.
In Part 1 of the D.I.D. Series, Encina discusses what caused her initial diagnosis, and what it was like growing up with 11 alter personalities before she even knew she had dissociative identity disorder. She also runs through her primary "alters" and how her "system" of personalities operates.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Doug Colbeth
PRODUCER, A.D.: Brigid McCuen
D.P., DIRECTOR, EDITOR: Darin Limvere
HOST: Kyle Kittleson
2nd CAMERA OP: Tony Oberstar
This content is intended for informational purposes only. It should not replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you think you have a medical emergency, call 911 or your doctor immediately.