Having been on many forums and discussion sites over the years, it seems like most people who encounter those who claim to have MPD/DID are faking the disorder, and I've known people that are faking it, and that aren't faking it. However, since I'm wanting to go into Psychology in college, I've lately been researching MPD/DID and have found some very interesting articles about it, most of them with very odd, somewhat unbelievable statistics. One article I've read stated that 97% percent of MPD cases has soley stemmed from sexual assault as a child, while another said that 90% of women who claim to have MPD/DID make up the claims. Trying to research the topic, with all articles usually stating different statistics and whatnot, it's hard to decide what statistics to believe or not. One statistic has said that only 20% of the recorded cases of MPD/DID have been male. What I'm basically getting at is, does anyone have any reliable articles or sources they can link me to for research on MPD/DID? Another thing that bothers me is how so many people I've encountered brush off MPD as something fake and made up. Do people do this with other mental disorders, and why does it seem so common to be considered making it up or fake while saying you have a mental disorder in real life or online? Do you think MPD/DID is real, or simply fake? How would you react if someone admitted to having the disorder?