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    • For children and adults alike, the most exciting thing about Halloween is putting on a costume and being someone—or something—else for a day.  What we wear can profoundly change our attitudes and behaviors, so in some ways, we actually can become someone completely different on Halloween, and it’s SO MUCH FUN!
    • But imagine becoming someone else without warning.  Like Nicki Minaj suddenly transforming into Roman Zolanski or Queen Bey turning into Sasha Fierce, you had the same body but took on an entirely new persona with a completely different past?  Instead of wearing the costume, you are the costume?!  Wait, what?

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        Man with DID

    • But back to DID, if I have it, it's not as severe as I've seen on youtube, but I'm certain my personality changes throughout the day and my memory does as well (I really can't remember some things I should). This mostly happens in school (well now I'm at uni), and when I get home it's like I'm a whole new different person, it's like waking up and I'm like "wtf did I just do".
    • Nowadays it's not as bad as it used to be, but it's still there. The big problem with this is that I'm having problems making good friends. Right now I don't have any good (boy) friends. I have a girlfriend and she's the only one that knows about my condition, but if I brake up with her I'll be all alone again I guess. I mean, I socialize with my colleagues and sometimes I get along with them really well, but I can't make any good friends. Most of them think I am a "fake" when they see me acting differently but there's nothing I can do about that. I don't know, but I think it's hard to maintain relationships with a condition like this.

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    • Published on Mar 29, 2011  


      Emmy award-winning film is a look into how people can develop multiple personalities. This is a look at the amazing capacity of the mind to survive abuse through the splitting off of personalities.

    • Usually taking hold in childhood, Multiple Personality Disorder is thought of as many people's way of shutting out abuse and trauma from their formative years. During this film we get to see some people who suffer from the disorder, whilst exhibiting their various different personalities.

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    • Every year many who believe they were raised in satanic cults get paranoid and worry that some cult will call them back during the Halloween holidays, or they go into long harangues about wanting to go back – while pleading with their online communities, and therapists, to Please help me stay safe!
    • I am not poking fun at people who believe they were raised in a destructive abusive cult, rather, I am directly speaking to therapists who support this rubbish based on what? Do therapists have evidence other than the testimony, or recovered memories, of their client?

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  • Nov 25, 13

    The three Bayesian analyses all address the basic research question -- "does the recognition performance of the DID Patients resemble that of Malingerers or Amnesiacs?" - by asking different and complementary statistical questions. the first analysis showed that the estimated group accuracy of the DID Patients is about equidistant from the group accuracies of Malingerers and Amnesiacs. The second analysis showed that if DID Patients have to be classified as either Malingerers or Amnesiacs, they are evenly divided between the two. The third analysis shows that the most likely structure at the level of group means is the structure in which DID Patients, Malingerers, and Amnesiacs each have their own unique mean.

    None of these analyses individually compellingly answer the research question at hand. But, in combination, they mount a strong argument that the research question cannot be clearly answered with the current data set. In fact, the results suggest that we can be relatively confident hat we cannot be confident about whether DID Patients are more similar to Malingerers or Amnesiacs. By reasoning under uncertainty in a coherent manner, and by combining evidence from different analyses, we hope to have constructed an argument that even Rich Shiffrin will find compelling. Our prior beliefs, however, suggests that Rich is likely to suggest sensible analyses or alternative explanations that have you yet crossed our minds.

    • Similarly, a great many director general, presidents or other highly visible figures in the corporate world opt for a personal presence, although this doesn’t prevent them from participating in discussions about their brand when they see fit. In many cases, this benefits the brand, although on other occasions it can harm it. For an entrepreneur, for example, it is recommendable to have a single personality that projects their empathy toward, and understanding of, a project, while in more conservative corporate environments it used to be the case—although this is changing—that such figures were kept apart from the public.
    • I know of large companies that try to limit the presence of their employees on the social networks, for example, preventing them from letting the world know who they work for, so as to prevent any problems that might arise from personal statements that might contradict company policy. Such policies are legally dubious, and are a clear violation of the principle of free speech, and could only really apply in extreme cases such as going on line to insult your boss or the company president.

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    • Tell Me I'm Crazy, Please! 

        For real, I want somebody else to point out to me that I’m being unreasonable. Maybe I will listen to another voice besides all of my own…
       Because I’m typing this with tears running down my face because my a-hole landlord parked his van for sale in my front yard. This, admittedly annoying, small factor has been the straw that broke the camel’s back for me and convinced me that I’m useless, unimportant, not worthy of consideration…
    • …because my landlord puts things in the yard of the house I rent even though I’ve vocalized my displeasure at such behavior…
       …because my psychiatrist (the documented Dr. D#$%) has messed up every single one of my prescriptions. Every. Single. One. ..
       …because so many people have done so many bad things to me…
       …because I can go weeks speaking only to my husband or child…
       …because I can’t work and we are financially f-worded because of this…
       …because my old therapist quit and left me in the care of Dr. D$%&’s friend, the therapist hereby known as “The Nuge”…
       …just because I say so, okay?

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    • I have been hiding it from my family and friends only my husband knows about it 


      My mum who knows nothing about mental health just thinks i act weird because of the medication am on 


      There are different type of alters ( personalities ) there are the littles ( age 0-7 ) tweens ( 7-11) Teens ( 12-18) adults ( 18+)


      Protectors ( makes sure everyone is  safe ) inside helpers ( look after  the little's and tweens ) Dark Alters ( ones that abuse other alters or use to )   i am the Host just call me Faint .

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    • Journey of Quite Frankly Ann
      Ann M. Garvey, the author, writes a daily non-traumatizing journal about her day to day world as someone with multiple personality disorder. The story takes place between August, 2003 and August, 2004 as Ms. Garvey again restarts her full-time work responsibilities after a two-month hospitalization for depression and acting out suicide idealizations.
      Journalism/blogging in an online community becomes an imaginative outcome in communicating with external others and acting as a reference point for her many selves.
      Ms. Garvey’s world is not about integration; it is about communication, trust and understanding.
      Life isn’t always smooth, but runs effectively with effort. Ms. Garvey encourages you to join her in an ongoing journey of Ann’s Multiple World of Personality, Regular No Cream No Sugar.
    • Looking For People With Multiple Personality Disorder 

        my name is angel. My mother has multiple personality disorder or D.I.D, I have lived my entire life taking care of her and the 3 other alters within her. I am a writer and am currently writing a book about her struggle and my experiences caring for her. I am seeking individuals who would not mind sharing their own experiences with me so i can better understand the bigger picture. I want to know the ups, the downs, the strenths and falls of each personality and how it has effected your daily living, family life, relationships etc.....
    • One of the alters in our system, B, communicates only by showing us what he’s thinking or wants to do. He also happens to be homicidal, psychotic, and extremely disturbed. He is constantly showing us visions of burning down buildings, hurting people, killing people, etc. Not only does whoever is fronting see this, but they feel his overwhelming urge to go through with these thoughts.
    • t's getting to be impossible to cope with, and I'm worried he's going to come out and do something terrible. I don't want to tell the doctors at the hospital, because I think they'll just want to force us to integrate again the moment they hear that the alters are causing me trouble. Has anyone dealt with anything similar? Any advice?
    • I'm hoping that you can share your experiences of having dreams (nice and unpleasant) as someone with DID...
    • I, the ANP, can remember a few unpleasant dreams as a child and through young adulthood I rarely dreamt at all. Over the last few years as I've become more and more co-conscious I've dreamt more. And over the last year they've become more frequent still. I understand that dreaming is a way of processing information so I guess more dreams = more healing?

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    • I need advice. My T helps the best she can but...?
      I have a few alters who could be called alcoholics. About a year ago I started going to AA meetings upon the advice of my T. I struggled for a long time and finally I was able to get control of the problem
    • But today I went to pick up some things for dinner and got stuck in the liquor isle. I literally could not move. I felt myself switching and was fighting it. This alter kept saying "you don't have a problem, "they" are all wrong and this bottle will make the memories go away. It's the only way for us to get better" After about 40 minutes standing there talking to myself I left the store (without alcohol) feeling shaky and sick and now I have a migraine.

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    • I feel out of control. I can feel myself dissociate. I never noticed it before.
      I thought I was getting better at being in charge of my system but now everyone inside just says and does whatever they want. No one inside is listening to me. I'm mad about it.
    • I am a support person. I was wondering if there was a way that alters can sneak out if they need to get an urgent message to someone on the outside, even if they are not in control. In other words, if someone on the inside feels they need to talk to someone, yet they are not the one in control, or perhaps they are SCARED of the one in control, how to they go about sneaking out to contact someone unbeknownst to the other alters, or do they have to be given permission?
    • I recently experienced something like this with my friend with DID, he needed to talk to me about something, but I can see he is not the one in control right now and cannot fully be with me at this time.

      Anyone have any theories on how this works?
    • made it to our doctors appointment yesterday and sort of tried to explain what was going on. he was really understanding about how anniversaries can ###$ things up in the system. more memories, more anniversaries are lining up around this time. it's like our life always went to $#%^ around this time of year.

      i feel so mad. i SI too, but im not stupid about it.
    • *possible trigger warning* it was hard enough dealing with SA fragmented memories, but now the more psychological and emotional stuff is coming forward and its freaking me out (in the more going crazy way than scared). im seeing too many similarities in our thought patterns and realizing how brainwashed we were. it hurts more that we still have people/fragments inside us that are doing exactly what hurt them in the first place. *possible trigger warning end*

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    • I don't know if many people here have been diagnosed with ADHD, but I imagine it's not uncommon to have ADHD/ADD if you have DID/DDNOS. ADHD by definition already makes you "absent-minded" and "imaginative" from a very early age, so I guess it would a major catalyst for a child to develop "intense dissociative solutions" to cope with every aspect of existence in or after intolerable situations.
    • The thing is that some of the defining components of DID like "time loss" and "excessive forgetfulness" are also defining components of ADHD, except for the degree of the effect involved in one and the other. I guess if you have one condition and possibly the other one too, and if want to really make your life more manageable, then you need to learn how subtle or not-so-very-subtle is the difference between one and the other, so you can know how to think of methods to glue the pieces of your days together.

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