Annalynne Mccord Reveals Her Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

Annalynne Mccord Reveals Her Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

Actress AnnaLynne McCord opened up about her mental health during a conversation with Dr. Daniel Amen of Amen Clinics and revealed that she has been diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (DID).

Previously, dissociative identity disorder was also known as multiple personality disorder. “I could be co-conscious with my little, and was very clearly defined that I was me, anchored in real-time, and Little Anna was popping up. I could be very soothing and very nurturing,” she said. “But I spent a lot of my life as the split I was when I was 13 and on.”

“She was a ball to the wall, middle fingers to the sky, anarchist from hell who will stab you with the spike ring that she wears, and you’ll like it. Then she’ll make you lick the blood from it,” the 33-year-old actress continued. “She was a nasty little creature, but I have so much gratitude to her because she got me out of the hell that I was in.”

“In my history you’ll see me just show up with a black wig and a new personality. I was this tough little baddy, and then I’d be the Bohemian flower child,” she said. “And also being an actress, there was a liability to split. All of my roles were splits, but I didn’t even realize I was doing it at all until I did a project, 90210.”

“I played a very cerebral, disturbed, strange little girl that was very close to who I feel I am on the inside,” McCord said of her character in the 2012 horror flick. “It was very exposing, very confronting, probably a bit retraumatizing without realizing it. Maybe even a bit healing as well, some of it.”

“I wrapped that film at 2 a.m. on a Tuesday and had to be happy, crazy Beverly Hills blonde bombshell on Wednesday at noon. And I couldn’t find her. She was not accessible,” she recalled. “I was dark. I was very deep into this character, Pauline, and I couldn’t get [out]. When I look back in hindsight, I’m like, ‘Oh my dear god.'”

Following her diagnosis, McCord said she is “absolutely uninterested in shame” in regards to her mental health.

“The way this is talked about is there is so much shame, and I am absolutely uninterested in shame,” she said.  “There is nothing about my journey that I invite shame into anymore, and that’s how we get to the point where we can articulate the nature of these pervasive traumas and stuff, as horrible as they are.”

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Annalynne Mccord Reveals Her Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

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