Some factors that account for the finding that DID is more common in females than males is the idea that females are more willing to seek treatment over males so statistically; you would see more females present with this diagnosis. Also, females have a higher prevalence of abuse sexually and or physically than males. For males aggression is more prominent while females focus on dependence. This dependence may lead females to be more susceptible to developing dissociative disorders such as DID. The female can longer feel dependent so in return the brain develops “alters” to deal with traumas and or stress.

 

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