Mirror Writing and a Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Le, Catherine ; Smith, Joyce ; Cohen, Lewis (2009)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: Case Reports in Medicine, volume 2,009 (issn: 1687-9627, eissn: 1687-9635)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2009/814292, pmc: PMC2766827
  • Subject: R | Case Report | Medicine | Article Subject

Individuals with dissociative identity disorder (DID) have been known to show varied skills and talents as they change from one dissociative state to another. For example, case reports have described people who have changed their handedness or have spoken foreign languages during their dissociative states. During an interview with a patient with DID, a surprising talent emerged when she wrote a sentence for the Folstein Mini-Mental State Exam—mirror writing. It is not known whether her mirror writing had a deeper level of meaning; however, it does emphasize the idiosyncratic nature of dissociative identity disorder.
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