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DID/OSDD Terms

Updated: Sep 3

Here are a few terms you might be unfamiliar with that you will see in our blogs.


Alter - Alternative personality, one of the personalities in my head. There are several terms people use for this, but Alter is the most well known.


Headspace - This is sort of a "mental palace" or place in my mind where the alters and I hang out.


System - A body or mind that holds more than one personality. This word refers to all of us.


Switch - When one personality takes over the body.


Co-con or Co-conscious - When 2 or more alters are aware of what's happening in the real world and both are influencing present time decisions about activities or speech.


DID - Dissociative Identity Disorder


OSDD - Otherwise specified dissociative disorder


** I will add more as we go along if needed**



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