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Tag: Stigma

Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Sensational Diagnosis?

This morning I took a tour of the videos available on YouTube put out there by people about DID. What I found disturbed me. While some were honest videos from people in varying states of recovery, many were obviously created by people caught up in what they believe to...

Who Is To Blame?

Why are we pointing fingers instead of doing the hard work of finding solutions? ...

Podcast on CoreBrain Journal About DID

I have spoken on a podcast for The Core Brain Journal. I spoke on the realities of living with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Please check out the link below and let me know what you think. Pod Cast on DID...

I Am A Warrior, and I Will Do No Harm

I decided to write this piece outlining the reasons I do not use material that describes who the person(s) were who perpetrated the severe abuse I experienced as a child. ...

Misophonia Means Living Without Diagnosis

In my blog, I have featured many articles about Dissociative Identity Disorder because it is a diagnosis I have intimate knowledge about. However, DID isn’t the only diagnosis I wish to speak about here, as the stigma and heartbreaking trauma brought on by many diagnoses must be spoken of...

The Loneliness and Grief of a Traumatized Child

Shirley J. Davis Note from author: There are two sets of people to which this article is targeted; mental health professionals, and adult survivors of childhood trauma. There is an area of childhood trauma that few will write about, the emotions that young children feel when confronted with repeated...

The Rambling Thoughts of a Professional Insomniac

Shirley J. Davis I have spent almost my entire life unable to sleep unaided. Only if I take some type of medication will my thoughts and body slow down enough for me to sleep. Even as a very young child, I can remember lying awake at night listening to...

Great Article from The Harvard Review of Psychiatry

Shirley J. Davis I found this wonderful article on the internet from the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. You can find this article and many more at the following Link. ARTICLE SITE   Harvard Review of Psychiatry Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2016 Jul; 24(4): 257–270. Published online 2016 Jul 8. doi:  10.1097/HRP.0000000000000100 PMCID: PMC4959824...