Saturday, November 28, 2009

If he says so...

On Paul's suggestion, I'm diving in to "The Dissociative Identity Sourcebook."


In the first chapter it talks about what DID really looks like as compared to what the media portrays it:
"The major indicators of DID generally include such characteristics as inner voices, nightmares, panic attacks, depression, eating disorders, body memories, loss of time, handwriting differences, differences in appearance, and severe headaches..."
Is there any one of those things that I don't have??
DID is about survival.
"It allows strong, and often conflicting, emotions to be kept in separate compartments in the mind."
I knew that. I think everyone does it to a small degree. Although it is possible to feel both happy and sad at the same time, many people don't. To most, its a matter of "focusing on the positive," and therefore only feeling the positive. Our society pushes people to DID...

1 comment:

  1. I've learned a lot more about DID just from reading your blog. I thought the one about when horses dissociate was particularly insightful. Our society is very clueless about DID. I know I was (and still am). The media definitely portrays it very differently.