Tag: Dissociative Identity Disorder in a Nutshell

Attachment Theory and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Everyone has attachment behaviors depending on their upbringing. So, it is important to understand this vital part of who we are as human beings. John Bowlby’s attachment theory helps to explain the behaviors of those who experienced severe and repeated childhood trauma. This article will attempt to explain attachment...

Medical and Mental Health Gaslighting and Iatrogenic Injury

You are a woman and go to the emergency room with a severe cough and the ER doctor listens intently at first and acts nice. However, the physician sees on your record that you have a mental health condition or that you have complained about this same problem before....

Common Myths Surrounding Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a highly controversial diagnosis. Doctors and therapists alike struggle with a lack of knowledge not because they do not want to know, but because they were not trained. On the average psychiatrists receive a few hours or days of training about recognizing and treating...

The Importance of Setting Firm Boundaries

As survivors, some of us suffer with the inability to recognize and enforce firm boundaries in our interpersonal lives. Yet, setting clear personal boundaries is vital to ensure that relationships are equally supportive, respectful, and caring. This article will explore personal boundaries and how to set them plus enforce...

The 4 Necessary Components and 5 Stages of Successful Psychotherapy

First recognized by Carl Rogers, there are components to psychotherapy that are experienced in the therapeutic relationship. The three basic ones become apparent when one researches the literature. This article will focus on the three vital components of psychotherapy, including unconditional positive regard, genuineness, empathy, and confidentiality, plus 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...

Something Fun-The Coswell Cop

Some of you may not realize it, but I write short stories that are not related to mental health. Who knew! Right? Anyway, I wrote this short story a while back and wanted to share it to help you laugh to break up any boredom or anxiety you may...

Polyvagal Theory and Healing from Childhood Trauma

Those who live with the after-effects of severe childhood trauma understand well how it feels to be continually on the lookout for danger. Some experience this as hypervigilance feeling unsafe no matter who they are with or where they are in life. Polyvagal theory does a wonderful job of...

Coping With Social Distancing and Isolation

I live alone in a three-story apartment building in Springfield Illinois, my state’s capital. Due to the Corona-19 virus threat, I have been locked down in my apartment hiding from the public attempting to keep from getting sick. I have been cooped up in this place since last Thursday...

This Shit’s Getting Serious

In honor of the run on toilet paper, I’d like to present some really big laughs! Some of the following pictures had me in stitches! Enjoy. Shirley      ...