Tag: Dissociative Identity Disorder

Understanding Betrayal Trauma

Children are entirely dependent upon their caregivers for everything, food, clothing, reassurance, and mental stability. When this dependence is broken by abuse, children feel rejected and struggle for any attention the child can gain from their caregivers.   This phenomenon is known as betrayal trauma, where the child depends...

How to Manage Intrusive Thoughts

Sometimes, everyone has them; a negative thought about themselves or the world around them comes out of nowhere. Thoughts like, “What if I’m wrong?” are vital to helping us to critically think through options and make decisions   However, what happens when these thoughts become intrusive, appearing from nowhere...

The Danger of Opioid Addiction

I have written on the topic of opioids before, but I cannot stop raising the red flag for those who have dissociative identity disorder because so many of us abuse them in one form or another. This message may mean life or death to some who read it today....

Why is it Called Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Dissociative identity disorder is a controversial diagnosis that, despite all the stigma and discrimination, is slowly becoming better understood in the world of psychiatry. Dissociative identity disorder (DID) was once known as multiple personality disorder. Why did they change the name? Wasn’t the old name sufficient? This article will...

The Importance of a Treatment Plan

Upon seeing a mental health specialist, we are often unclear about what brought us there, our purpose for seeing them, and our goals for the future. One method mental health professionals use to help both you and they guide your healing journey is to form a treatment plan. But...

How Do Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect You Today?

The answer will leave you speechless.   Adults who experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), aka traumatic experiences as children, still pay for what happened to them years, even decades later. But what are adverse childhood experiences? And how do they affect you today? This article shall attempt to explain...

Abandonment

Most people who live with dissociative identity disorder have known abandonment. Abandonment for children is when the child is experiencing mental anguish, but their caregivers are not attuned and ignore their silent cries for help. This article will tackle abandonment and hopefully, after reading it you will understand and...

Help for Hospitalized Multiples

A friend of mine, MJ Schier, recently had the experience of being hospitalized for a medical condition. Before she went, she made up a file of information to share with her doctors and caregivers while she was in the hospital recovering. She asked me to share this with you....

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Brain

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a life-altering condition that, according to the National Center for PTSD, affects approximately 8 out of every 100 people at some point in their lives. This article will uncover how, like complex post-traumatic stress disorder, the trauma that causes PTSD changes brain structures and how...

Loss

What do you feel? This post is about me baring my soul to my readers who have dissociative identity disorder (DID). The piece is full of heartfelt emotions that can be a bit raw but are real nonetheless.   Everyone experiences loss. People and jobs come and go, people...