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by Mugino

Dissociative Identity Disorder: “a dissociative disorder characterized by the existence in an individual of two or more distinct personalities, with at least two of the personalities controlling the patient’s behavior in turns.

Cinema has turned DID into a horror shtick, a plot-twist gimmick or a premise for comedy. Once in a blue moon, it’s a metaphor for our many facets, including the divide between perception, fantasy and reality. Here’s what I’ve found aside from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the poster boy for DID.