AnnaLynne McCord was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder … while trying to erase the stigma

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AnnaLynne McCord opens up about her battle with dissociative identity disorder.

The actress-activist, 33, appeared in a clip with Dr. Daniel Amen to discuss the condition, which was previously classified as a multiple personality disorder, saying she ignored any attached stigmas.

“The way this is talked about is such a shame – I’m absolutely not interested in shame,” said the Atlanta resident earlier this month. “There is nothing more about my journey that I invite shame to.”

The latest: AnnaLynne McCord, 33, opened up about her fight against dissociative identity disorder in a clip with Dr. Daniel Amen, saying she ignored any attached stigmas in hopes of encouraging positive discussions to move forward

The latest: AnnaLynne McCord, 33, opened up about her fight against dissociative identity disorder in a clip with Dr. Daniel Amen, saying she ignored any attached stigmas in hopes of encouraging positive discussions to move forward

She continued, “That’s how we get to the point where we can articulate the nature of these pervasive trauma … as terrible as they are – so however we can get it, I want to do it.”

The Nip / Tuck star said that a sexual assault she suffered at the age of 18 brought back memories of child sexual abuse she had suffered.

‘I have nothing until around five, and then from five to eleven, I tell incidents all the time and when I was 13, I have a hand-picked memory that was just one thing that I have no idea of ​​anything else on that moment, ”she said.

McCord said her doctor said she was “pretty serious” and had “definitive splits” before her memory returned.

McCord said she is

McCord said she is “absolutely not interested in shame” in speaking of the condition

The Nip / Tuck star said a sexual assault she suffered at the age of 18 brought back memories of child sexual abuse she suffered

McCord had an in-depth discussion with the doctor about the brain and how it works

McCord had an in-depth discussion with the doctor about the brain and how it works

‘In my history you’ll see me, I just showed up with the black wig and a new personality and I was a tough little bad guy,’ she said, ‘and then I’d be the bohemian flower kid and an actress too, my ability to split all my roles, all my roles were split. ‘

McCord, who played Naomi Clark on 90210 between 2008 and 2013, said she learned to play the role of Pauline in the 2012 film Excision during a hiatus in the Fox series.

“I played a very cerebral, insane, strange girl, very close to who I feel I am inside,” she said. “And it was very revealing, confronting and a little bit traumatic without realizing it and even healing.”

She said it was hard going back to playing her 90210 role of Clark amid her immersion in her Excision character.

Frank: McCord talked about some of the personalities she's taken on in the past

Frank: McCord talked about some of the personalities she’s taken on in the past

Dr.  Daniel Amen spoke to the Hollywood star about brain function and diagnosis

Dr. Daniel Amen spoke to the Hollywood star about brain function and diagnosis

McCord said her goal is to change the way society views people dealing with the condition

McCord said her goal is to change the way society views people dealing with the condition

She said in ‘just a moment’ she was conscientious about the split she was going through.

‘I’ve spent much of my life as the split I had when I was 13 years old. And she was a ball to the wall, middle finger to heaven, anarchist from hell, who will stab you with the pointed ring she wears, and you will like it and she will make you lick the blood of it, ‘she said . “She was a mean little creature, but I have so much attitude for her because she brought me out of the hell I was in.”

McCord – noted that there is a ‘huge spectrum’ of disorder in the way it affects people who fight it – said her goal is to change the way society views people dealing with the disorder. change.

“ For me, it is my heart to change this story, these behaviors that follow the ordeal of the trauma, and not treating someone or responding to someone or judging someone based on their actions, but asking what happened to you – how did we get here? ‘ she said.

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