Dissociative Identity Disorder

United States
October 28, 2006 1:30pm CST
Have you ever heard of this disorder? Do you know anyone that has it? I have been severly abused during my childhood and have recently been diagnosed with it. I'm in therapy to deal with it and am wondering if anyone else has experienced this, knows someone with it, or a loved one with it.
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@tsmeesa98 (576)
• United States
29 Oct 06
as I understand it, it's what used to be called multiple personality disorder. one of my friends has it and she is doing really well.
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• United States
29 Oct 06
Yes that is what I have found out what they use to call it. Thanks for responding.
• United States
30 Oct 06
ok i have never heard of this i have been diagnosed with bipolar and depression and i also have had thing from my child hodd i wish not to talk about i hope they can get it worked out
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• United States
26 Feb 07
Jiffys, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck with your therapy.
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@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Yes, I've heard of DID and have a friend who has it...for the same reason as you. My heart goes out to both of you for what you've been through and I wish you luck with your therapy.
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• United States
28 Oct 06
Thank you for responding. I'm glad that there are people out there that know about it. I didn't know about it prior to my diagnoses. I do therapy 3 times a week. It is rough some days with it and other days it feels like a breeze. Your friend is lucky to have you in their life.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
And I'm lucky to have her in my life also. ;)
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@Betty1956 (177)
• United States
29 Oct 06
When I was real young, I would lose time when something traumatic happened. Then I would come to, as from a dream and be in a class room where I would be responsible for all this work that was in front of me that I had never seen before. I made a decision then that no matter what happened, I would stay with it and suffer through it. Now, I have different personality colorings and I'm aware of all of them. Some of the personalities I enjoy more than others. The one I love best, is my inner child that is enjoying her second chance at having a happy childhood by my having a second childhood at times that are appropriate. I'm on medication, that took years to find the right combination, that works for me personally. Keep up the good work on your repairs. Remember we're not responsible for the damage that was done us. Although, we are responsible for the repairs.
• United States
29 Oct 06
Thanks for responding. I am not on medication. They say that I don't need it. Also was told that medication doesn't control the DID. So I'm just doing what I need to to get past it.
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@hush5605 (674)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Yes, I've heard of the disorder and have a very dear friend that is DID. I was familiar with the disorder before but through my friend, I've learned so much more.
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• United States
28 Oct 06
Thank you
Thank you for responding. Wow there is more out there that is familiar with it than I thought there was. Your friend is blessed to have you in their life. Thank you again for being so nice to share and respond.
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• United States
22 Mar 07
I just did my thesis for psychology last summer on DID. I had read in my information that DID and panic attacks go hand in hand. If you would like let me know and I will send you a copy of the paper I wrote, it goes into great detail of how to treat and cope with this.