DBT – DIALECTAL BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
Intense and prolonged feelings of sadness which affects your ability to function in every day life.
This is when a doctor asks you and your family about your difficulties in order to find out if you have a medical condition.
DID – DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER (formerly know as Multiple Personality Disorder).
A condition where a person has two or more distinct identities or personality states (alters).
DLA – DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE
A benefit for people with a physical or mental disability to help with living costs.
DSM – DIAGNOSTIC AND STATISTICAL MANUAL OF MENTAL DISORDERS
An American manual used to standardise the criteria of each mental disorder.