Dissociative Fugue

People living with dissociative identity disorder are prone to many phenomena you may not have heard about. One of these experiences is known as dissociative fugue.   This article will focus on dissociative fugue, its symptoms, causes, and treatment.   What is Dissociative Fugue?     Dissociative fugue or...

The Problem of Misdiagnosis with Dissociative Identity Disorder

Finding a mental health professional who is a good fit is difficult for anyone. However, if you have dissociative identity disorder as I do, the chances of finding a therapist or psychiatrist who knows how to treat DID are minimal.   Dissociative identity disorder affects 1-2% of the population,...

The Tragedy of Never Feeling Safe

Growing up in a dysfunctional home, many who have developed complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) did not have the emotional or physical support they needed from their parents.   Often, as children, survivors were left with an internal and eternal feeling of being unsafe because of the trauma they...

Grief and Anger

Anger and grief are two powerful emotions that often accompany one another. All humans feel anger and grief, but survivors of childhood trauma seem to experience it throughout their adult lives. If left untreated, such strong emotions, if left unexpressed, endanger one’s health and relationships. Repressed anger is a...

Feeling the Anger, You Were Denied in Childhood

Anger is a healthy emotion that all humans experience. Anger is a way for us to tell if we are in danger and allows us to respond quickly.   Much has been written about anger and how it is sometimes repressed because it is not safe to express it,...

Betrayal Trauma

Betrayal of any type is unacceptable, especially that experienced during or upon discovering one has been traumatized as a child by someone you love. This trauma is the basis for the formation of dissociative identity disorder.   This article will focus on betrayal trauma, what it is, how it...

Boundaries and Anger

Anger is a natural consequence of living through childhood trauma, the leading cause of complex post-traumatic stress disorder. As children, many survivors were hurt by people who needed to care for them but didn’t and used them for their purposes.   One of the most dynamic causes of anger...

Dealing with Triggers and Flashbacks

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a complicated and life-altering mental health challenge formed when a person is under extreme distress with no escape.   Many symptoms accompany DID, with perhaps the most painful being the horrific flashbacks one experiences. This article will tackle the topic of flashbacks and the...

Resilience, Trauma, and Stress  

Most people living with dissociative identity disorder (DID) also suffer from complex post-traumatic stress disorder. That is why I have found this article to apply to this blog.   Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) is a condition that causes life-altering problems for those who experience it. The symptoms of...

Incest The Secret No One Should Keep

Trigger Warning   The following piece deals with incest and is not suitable for all readers.   Incest The Secret No One Should Keep   Secrecy is a sexual predator’s best friend. It allows family members to use and abuse children at will and keeps them from being exposed...

Stress and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Everyone experiences stress at one point or another in their lives. Perhaps you face a new boss at work or a medical problem of your own, or a family member. Countless incidents cause stress.   Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) deals primarily with trauma experienced in early childhood. CPTSD...

Unhealthy Dissociation

Dissociation is a normal part of the human experience. Road hypnosis, where you travel distances without remembering doing it, and hyper-focusing on a movie in a theater are only two examples.   One of the most well-known characteristics of dissociative identity disorder (DID) is dissociation. The things people living...