From Texas, USA:
What can you tell me about diabetic children and dissociation? I read that Dissociation Identity Disorder usually arises in childhood, between the ages of 3 and 9 years, and there is incidence of juvenile diabetes. The child may experience depression, mood swings, panic attacks, time loss, insomnia to name a few.
According to the DSM-IV [the textbook of psychiatric diagnosis used in the USA], Dissociative Identity Disorder is not connected to Juvenile Diabetes or any general medical condition. The symptoms you describe do not fit with Dissociative Identity Disorder. My suggestion would be to contact a good psychiatrist to find the root of these symptoms.
Original posting 12 Apr 1998
Posted to Other Illnesses
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:56
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by Children With Diabetes, Inc, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2014. Comments and Feedback.