The causes of Dissociative Identity Disorder are listed by an expert Richard Kluft, suggests that DID is caused by these four following factors :
- Individuals have an innate potential to dissociate that is reflected in the fact that they are easy to hypnotize (have a high hypnotizability rating).
- Traumatic experiences in early childhood may disturb personality development, leading to greater potential for dividedness in mental or emotional areas.
- Individuals may be denied the chance to spontaneously recover because of continued emotional and/or social deprivation.
- Final presentation is shaped by mental or emotional and external factors, including social influences.