What is Dissociative Identity Disorder?
Dissociative Identity Disorder, or DID is classed as a dissociative disorder. It is often mistaken for personality disorders, like Borderline Personality Disorder, or mistaken for Bipolar, or Schizophrenia.
So, what it is? You may have heard of Multiple Personality Disorder, or Split Personalities.
Everyone has a variance in personality, so it’s more like multiple identities. Someone with DID doesn’t have multiple people inside them. They are one person split into parts, or different identities, that have become independent from each other in ways of likes, dislikes, ages, genders, or even health issues.
What is OSDD?
OSDD, or, Otherwise Specified Dissociative Disorder is when not all the diagnostic requirements for DID, like amnesia barriers, are present, but that there are two or more distinct identities.
What is the purpose of the Multiplied By One app?
The goal is to give DID or OSDD systems a place to communicate with their own “Headmates.” This allows assistance for a system to get to know themselves. The hope is that, for those seeking functional multiplicity, it can aid in their acquiring that connection or goal. For those who wish to integrate, this could also be a tool for them to break down barriers.
Another purpose is to aid the connection with a system and their therapist or treatment team with the use of the Treatment Hub. Often, a therapist will request a System Map, or, they may want to know what kind of communication that a system has attained with themselves. With the option to share chosen information to the HUB, and then to a Trusted Person, then this connection can be facilitated.
Will my data be secure?
Two-factor Authentication will be available to all accounts. The way that your data will be able to be stored or accessed will be under high restriction. This privacy is being carefully planned and will be set in place before the app goes live. The specifics will be detailed in the Terms of Service that can be reviewed when the option to create your account is made available with the app going live.
Can I delete my data if I choose to?
Yes. You can delete your data. Account passwords will need to be input in order to authorize deletion. Prior to deleting, you will have the option to download your data for your own records.
Who can make an account?
There is no restriction. The app is free to use. The purpose is for those who are systems, or for a Trusted Person to connect with a system. Anyone can create one.
Will “Multiplied By One” be accessible to the visually impaired?
Yes. This accessibility feature will be put in place. It has been brought up with the development team and will be made available with inclusivity in mind.
Is there a limit to how many “The Eye” spaces that can be added to my account?
There’s no limit to how many Eye spaces can be made, except in that each Eye space first needs the associated name on the System Map, which is where the source of the connecting web for the “Headmates” names are.
Only one Eye account can be created per System Map profile, so that there’s no confusion between Headmate identities. This allows the unity of who is who to be throughout all features.
There is no limit to the number of System Map profiles, but each name provided to a profile needs to be different from other names by at least one character. That’s so the program can know who is who for messaging purposes.
How is this app able to be free and without ads?
In a way, it isn’t free. It’s free for those who make accounts and use the app, but there is a fee to maintaining it. That fee will not be charged to those signing up for the app, but the responsibility will fall on the creator of the app, whom is determined to keep it free for use and without ads. The option to donate exists and is appreciated, but this is not a requirement.
How can I contribute to “Multiplied By One”?
There is no obligation to contribute, but if you are able, it is certainly appreciated. There are a few ways to do so.
If you are a developer with a bit of free-time to volunteer, there may be some upkeep to the app that you can assist with after is goes live. We have a great team currently, but some might not be able to stay to the end of the creation of the app, so if there are other developers looking to volunteer, they are welcome.
If you have the means, and if you so choose, you can donate towards keeping Multiplied By One online and available to the public for free, and without ads. The concept creator and project manager of the app will be ensuring that the funds that aren’t covered by donations will be covered with her own. Melissa works part-time for a non-profit, so help is appreciated, but still not required.
You can find the options to donate on the “Support The App” tab.