Video on Childhood Sexual Abuse and DID

Childhood sexual abuse video interview on the long-term effects of being sexually abused as a child. Our guest shares her experiences of childhood sexual abuse and developing DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) as a way to cope.

Child sexual abuse can bring very serious long-term consequences such as dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder. DID can be a coping method after being exposed to very severe trauma. Unfortunately, the video with Maggie Claire is no longer available. Below you'll find videos about living with dissociative identity disorder from people living with the illness.

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About Maggie Claire

Maggie Claire on childhood sexual abuse and DID

Maggie Claire was sexually abused by her uncle, she was forced to perform sexual activities with her cousin, Maggie was sometimes given drugs in order to shoot pictures of her without clothes. If she or her cousin cried or refused to do what Maggie's uncle said, they were put into an empty box as a punishment. That is where her other personalities began to appear.

Maggie is the author of As if It Didn't Happen: A Memoir of Abuse, Multiple Personalities and Hope.

APA Reference
Gluck, S. (2010, May 5). Video on Childhood Sexual Abuse and DID, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 22 from

Last Updated: May 10, 2019

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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