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AnnaLynne McCord Reveals Her Dissociative Identity Disorder Diagnosis: I'm 'Uninterested in Shame'​



she is not ashamed of the diagnosis (DID is still falsely known as multiple personality disorder)

“I am absolutely uninterested in shame. 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.”


she had previously opened up about having PTSD from childhood sexual abuse

she credits a split personality named "little Anna" for getting her through past trauma

"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."

her job as an actress made it easy for her to slip in and out of characters without noticing it, until she played the same character for years on 90210

“All of my roles were splits, but I didn’t even realize I was doing it at all until I did a project 90210”


after filming the horror movie Excision in 2012 she could not leave the character

"The crazy thing about it was that 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. I couldn't find her, she was not accessible. I was dark, I was very deep into this character Pauline, and I couldn't get [out]."

why she is opening up about it

"For me, my heart is to change this narrative around, these behaviors that follow trial of the trauma, and not treating someone or responding to someone or judging someone from their actions but asking what happened to you - how did we get here?"

you can watch her whole interview with Dr. Amen here

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Tags: actor / actress, health problems, sensitive content
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