Does anyone have the diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder?
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I don’t but I have less severe versions of it, called depresonalization and derealizatin, whenever I go through a depressive phase of my Bipolar Disorder. Are you seeking treatment for this. It is a very uncomfortable sensation but it can be treated.
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hello. i just joined. a friend referred me as she found this site, etc just by researching online. it’s not “official” but have seen a doctor once & he thought i had depersonality order (hearing my symtons of course). i’ve lived with this almost all my life. it’s 24-7. its become normal i guess to me. i’m 36 and last time i felt “normal” (btw, what IS normal lol) was 11-12. i DO NOT recall anything tramautic that happened. two years ago i started to share w a cpl close friends…. thats what opened the door in researching. AND freaking me out. meaning……….. i live, i work, i’ve never really let myself THINK “how” i feel….. when i have…. it can become SCARY. trying to feel HERE when i dont. like a never ending dream. i guess it is surfacing and since it has been …….. i’d LOVE to find people (if any) that have/had gone thru this…. i am TRUELY sorry for writing a book to your post (just realized)……..wasn’t even going to write but my fingers reacted before brain i guess. so to FINALLY reply….. YES i have.
I developed RSD about 4 years ago. I had to quit my job and stop doing a whole lot of usual things.I see a pain Dr. and a therapist for DID All of my past trauma events just flooded me. Many bad sexual things. It has been very hard
Nancy, being DID is hard. But I’ve learned (since my diagnosis) that although treatment is hard to endure, DID is one of the few mental illnesses that can be cured. I pray you are getting the treatment you need.
What is DID?
Dissociative Identity Disorder. Usually caused by trauma/abuse; means person has suffered things that a person isn’t built to endure and so the person dissociates to stay alive. Dissociation can mean spacing out, forgetting, and even coming up with new personalities so that there is part of you that is not affected by the abuse. It’s a controversial diagnosis, some think it can’t really happen. It includes the old category of Multiple Personality Disorder. That’s the short version. If you have other questions, I’ll answer to the best of my ability.
What? Where did you learn MPD/DID could be "cured?"
In the past 8 years have experienced this, and would you mind sharing how?
Hi, @liz67 – I'm uncertain if @kecsystem is currently participating on Connect, but thought a few other members who have knowledge about Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) might have some thoughts for you on whether it can be cured, such as @peach414144 @parus @brightwings @ihatediabetes @amberpep.
@liz67 – will you share about what treatment you have undergone thus far for your DID and how it's gone for you?
Hi everyone, I do think that DID can be cured. But I think that only happens when you grow old enough and strong enough to absorb all the pain and trauma that you pushed out of awareness when you were little. Basically, you have to reparent yourself. You also have to be able to accept everything that happened and allow yourself to feel the emotions. It's very hard but doable. Then you need to forgive. Forgiveness is very important. I think then you can move on with your life as a whole person.
Hello @ihatediabetes and @liz67
Reparenting is an important part of recovery for anyone who has experienced abuse. It is best to work with a trained therapist who can assist you when the feelings from the past experiences come flooding over you. Grieving what you experienced is very important. Like @ihatediabetes said you must be able to accept everything (without denial) that happened to you and allow yourself to feel the emotions. That can be extremely painful and does require a professional to walk with you as you go through it.
Here are some Youtube videos that talk about reparenting. Perhaps some of these might be helpful in understanding the process.
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