I believe it's a real condition. I don't know anyone who's been diagnosed with it, however.
I don't know. I have dissociative disorder, and I know my mind can play tricks on me. I can't imagine developing entirely new personas where I'm not clearly aware I am still in existence. I do feel that detachment, like I'm working the controls from another room, viewing through a camera in my eyes. I also know the shrinks can convince you that you have all kinds of things.
No I don't have DID, just a dissociative disorder. I'm aware of what's happening, I just feel detached from my body and sometimes I question reality itself. No alters, I'm always aware and don't think I'm a different person.
It could honestly be anything. It could even be normal thought processes. The world is a pretty crazy place to have to function in!
I'm not sure that I like any of the labels that they delight in slapping on people's problems now. Often seems like an excuse for 'I don't really know' to me ...
well living with it kinda sucks. Losing time not knowing what your doing, having to be mindful of triggers and keeping stress low. Its worse with the haters and none believers that accuse us of not being real. So if you ever meet someone with DID and you witness or meet their alters accept it don't question it until you no you have the host back as alters get real annoyed being question if their real :). So yes we believe in it and yes its very real :)
Some people are just ignorant. I have family members who can't accept that I have a mental illness. They prefer to look at me like I'm just weak and lazy. And these are educated people! Then again they also act like my daughter doesn't really have autism.
Do they look at you with their heads co*ked to one side? and so the stigma attached to the mental health that people who have it are weak and lazy also affects the family members who are worried about how this will reflect on their image of themselves. How can the actual battle to overcome the mental health be won with all this BS in the way?
Oh I understand what you are saying all too well. I do believe this is the reason for all the cutting these days. To get the pain visible as well as for a release. Message me.