90210 and Nip/Tuck star AnnaLynne McCord has revealed she has D.I.D. –dissociative identity disorder – the condition once known as multiple personality disorder.
She shared her diagnosis on YouTube, while talking to brain disorder specialist Dr. Daniel Amen.
By speaking out about D.I.D., she says she wants to remove the stigma associated with the disorder and the traumas that so often cause it.
‘The way this is talked about has so much shame – I am absolutely uninterested in shame,’ the Atlanta native said in the video. ‘There is nothing about my journey that I invite shame into anymore.’
She says her doctor once told her the disorder was very serious, saying:
“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.”
AnnaLynne also told Dr. Amen it was during her run on “90201” when she realized her acting gigs were compounding the issue. What’s more, she said during her 2012 project for the horror film “Excision” things got scary because she said she couldn’t get out of character.
She said, “I played a very cerebral, disturbed, strange little girl that was very close to who I feel I am on the inside. It was very exposing, very confronting, probably a bit re-traumatizing without realizing it.”
“The crazy thing about it was that I wrapped that film at 2 AM 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.”
Dr. Amen told AnnaLynne her brain is not permanently damaged, but said:
“It’s struggling and it can be better, and that’s our goal.”
He said AnnaLynne’s brain can be dramatically better in 3 months … to which an exalted AnnaLynne responded by raising her hands and shouting, “Let’s do this!”
(via: TMZ; photo: MediaPunch)