Men Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder

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As many of you may already know, the ratio of men compared to women who are known to be diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder is 9:1.  The reasons for this difference isn’t because women are more hysterical than men, but rather because in our society men are driven to hide what are considered to be weaknesses and flaws.

Of course, living with a severe mental health condition such as DID is NOT a weakness, but centuries of the fear of appearing so remain.

The result has been that thousands of men in the United States alone remain either undiagnosed or decide to hide their diagnosis if it is confirmed.

So, this article is both to inform all who read my website who are men living with DID and those who are ignorant of what they go through.

Note: I was forced to remove one research article because it was not in the public domain and I did not want to infringe on copyright laws. I apologize for the inconvenience  I may have caused. If you wish to see the research paper I deleted, please contact me through the comments section below.

Also, if you are having problems reading this information, you can choose the print option in the share buttons under the “more” tab. Once you’ve chosen print you can either print the article or save it as a PDF. This way you can choose the parts of this article you wish to keep and those you do not.

You might also try enlarging the picture of the article by using your fingers on the screen of your device.

I want to thank you all for your feedback on the size and copyright problems of this piece. It is through your feedback that I can make DID in a Nutshell more complete and helpful.

Thank you.

Papers and Articles Dedicated to Men with Dissociative Identity Disorder


There aren’t many papers or articles dedicated solely to speaking about the fate of men living with DID in our society.  However, there are a few and I am going to give you, my readers, the links to them and the articles and papers themselves.

These are NOT my articles or papers, they belong to researchers and other authors.

I hope this helps those brave men who read my work and others to feel not alone in a world that downplays their suffering.

All of the following information is available free online at the URL’s I have listed below each article or paper. Enjoy.



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Find this Article Here


The Clinical Phenomenology of Males with MPD: A Report of 21 Cases


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You Can Check Out This Paper Here


It is my sincere hope that this piece has been helpful. Shirley



9 thoughts on “Men Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder

  1. Hi Shirley,
    A few of theses articles are too small to read and when I expand them the resolution is too poor to read. The last article costs money to download the PDF.


    1. I’ll recheck the links. They should have taken you to free access sites. On a laptop they appear large, are you using a phone?

      I apologize. I will get right on this first thing in the morning.

      Thank you for the important feedback and thank you for reading my blog.



      1. Hi Shirley, I use both iPhone and computer. I did not want to complain at all, but thought you would like to know if anyone has trouble reading and for that reason, only, I commented.


    2. I belong to a research group and didn’t realize you would need to pay for one of the articles. However, only one of the articles is affected. You can click “more” in the share buttons, choose print, then save as a PDF or print only the pages containing the research you cannot access.

      I apologize for the hassle. I understand how important this information is and am dismayed that it is too difficult to read. I’m going to add the instructions I just gave you later after I get up from bed.

      Thank you.



      1. Thank you Shirley!!!
        If it does not cost too much, I would be willing to pay because there are not too many articles that I am aware of that talk specifically to male Multiples of which I am.


        1. I am sending you an email with the PDF attached. No problem. You do not need to pay for it. Please watch your inbox and spam folder. Shirley


    1. I apologize for the delay in my response. I have been very ill. I will send you the PDF because otherwise, you would need to pay for it.


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