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Inside Jane Hart’s Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder

Sitting on her sofa one morning in 2014, Jane Hart realized she was at a breaking point. Her three-year marriage had crumbled, and she had returned to her hometown of Boise, Idaho, with her two young sons, hoping to start a new life. But the voices she kept hearing inside her head were driving her insane. “It felt like I always had a crowd of people around me, looking over my shoulder, commenting and arguing over everything I did,” says Hart. “I remember thinking, ‘I can’t do this anymore. I’m either going to take my life—which I couldn’t do because my sons needed me—or I’ve got to get help.’”

In February 2016, after intensive psychotherapy, Hart was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (previously

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