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ItemThe Effect of Dissociative Identity Disorder and Daily Life Routines(2022) Eckman, BreAnaDissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a diagnosis that has not had much research. It has had sporadic attention in relation to treatment, memory, brain structure, and the effect on daily life. The study presented here focused on how having DID can affect one’s daily life routines. Participants were recruited via a Facebook support group for those with diagnosed DID and completed a demographic questionnaire, a DID and Daily Life Routine questionnaire created by the researcher, and the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Sale-2.0, 36-item version self-administered. There was a total of 27 people who participated, but only 11 fully completed questionnaires on SurveyMonkey. The results showed that these participants have moderate difficulty in conducting day-to-day activities of self-care, engaging with people, being productive and conducting work and/or school work, as well as maintaining relationships. There was a positive correlation between having DID and the difficulty level of being able to conduct daily life routines. The average number of days out of the last 30 days in which it was difficult to conduct any of the aforementioned activities, was 20-25 days as well as responding to how many days, out of the last 30 days, did they have to cut back or reduce usual activities, was 20 days. The average age in which one was diagnosed was 26.5 years old and the average amount of alters was 25.