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What is the treatment for dissociative identity disorder?

Treatment of dissociative identity disorder often consists of individual therapy, structure (scheduling one's time so that there are no long periods of unplanned time), medicines for specific mood or anxiety symptoms, education about the illness, social skills training and group support. Inpatient or day hospitalization may be necessary when symptoms make the person a danger to self or others.

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