The Lives I Lead: My Multiple Personalities

Dissociative Identity Disorder or Multiple Personality Disorder as it is more commonly known as is a mental condition characterised by at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states.

This film shares Jessica’s story with us, she suffers fromDissociative Identity Disorder and happens to have 6 alternate identities. They consist of a Hollywood actor; a doctor; a hairdresser; a 14-year-old schoolboy and a six year old.

All six live in her body and five of them are male. Each identity has its own distinctive trait ranging from the use of prescription glasses to being left-handed; neither of which are native to Jessica.

Her “alters” exist within a complex system, where they are all known to each other – two of them are brothers, and two of them are partners who have a son. Through the use of interviews and dramatisation, the true reality of this controversial and often misunderstood condition is finally visualised.

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