Repressed Memory

Nothing has shaken the world of psychology more than the memory wars. This controversy began in the 1990’s in response to the growing number of people, mostly women, beginning in the 1980’s, who claimed to have suddenly remembered severe trauma in their early childhoods. At first, these accounts of...

8 Qualities that Make a Great Therapist

Choosing a therapist is one of the hardest, most emotionally packed things a person can do. However, upon finding a good match between the client and Therapist, healing is almost assured. There are a variety of types of therapists out there with many varying qualifications. There are social workers,...

Trauma and the Developing Brain

Childhood trauma does horrendous things to a child’s mind, body, and psyche. Why? What does it change in the developing brain, and how? This article shall explore neurotransmitters and how they affect the different brain regions of a child and how these effects can be felt into adulthood. We...

Flashbacks, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the Brain

Author’s Note: Most people who live with DID also have complex post-traumatic stress disorder so this article is pertinent to all my readers. Everyone experiences flashbacks. Most of the time flashbacks are benign   when they experience a trigger, such as the smell of fresh baked bread and it...

Your Brain and Dissociative Identity Disorder

You struggle with the devastating symptoms of dissociative identity disorder (DID), dealing with the emotional, relational, and economic consequences every day. However, have you ever wondered what is going on in your brain when you live with dissociative identity disorder?   This article will explore how the brain is...

The Long-Term Effects of the Formation of Dissociative Identity Disorder

People who have dissociative identity disorder have difficulty integrating their memories, their sense of identity and aspects of their consciousness into a continuous whole. They find many parts of their experience alien as if belonging to someone else. They cannot remember or make sense of parts of their past....

Come Join Our Radio Broadcast

I am very excited to announce that I will be speaking on a radio broadcast this Friday (April 10, 2020) at 8 pm eastern! I am very excited and humbled to have been asked to be on the program. I have spoken on this particular broadcast before for the...

Racing Thoughts and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Everyone experiences them once in a while especially after a restless night without sleep or under high stress. Racing thoughts are when our minds won’t shut off and we wish it would shut up. But what if racing thoughts was a way of life, something you were forced to...

Depression and Dissociative Identity Disorder

It is common for people who have dissociative identity disorder to experience depression, in fact, it is safe to say that a majority of them do. Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is hard to live with, add on depression and you have a person who is in deep pain. This...