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Well, its come to my attention that there is a ton of misconception about DID especially on the internet!

If any of you have any interest in speaking to someone suffering from the disorder I encorage you to feel free to comment here, follow me on Tumblr (http://alltheperksofbeingus.tumblr.com/) or i have a KIK (theperksofbeingus) which of course is more personal! I really look forward to hearing from anyone, if I can educate just one person I feel as if I’ll be making a difference!

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Ashley108 7/12/2015 - 10:13 pm

I was diagnosed with DID (MPD at the time) almost 30 years ago. I understand the frustration concerning the misperceptions. My diagnosis has been confirmed by some of the best psychologists/psychiatrists across the globe. I consider myself fortunate given the quality of my care. The unfortunate aspect is the current trend to discredit the diagnosis. Despite imaging techniques that confirm the existence, it is a constant struggle. DID is not exotic, enjoyable or the result of an individual’s imagination. It is a coping mechanism for people who grew up in homes where they were repeatedly subjected to sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse. Being told the diagnosis is questionable is the equivalent (for me) of telling an adult about what happened and hearing them deny it. It is a devastating feeling even though I have received an apology from my abusers and live with the surgical scars from the trauma received at the age of 7. Please be kind if you encounter someone with this disorder. It is a daily struggle and we are simply trying to survive.

ThePerksOfBeingMe 7/13/2015 - 10:54 am

I greatly appreciate your response and you sharing your experience with DID with me. I was diagnosed at 16. I am simply just keeping this blog to educate people who may have misconceptions regarding the disorder as well as educate myself a bit more. I’ve been off of my meds for about six months now and I’m looking for creative outlets to express myself.

death bunny 7/14/2015 - 3:28 am

i don’t suffer from DID myself, but my girlfriend is. i have learned to cope with her alters and communicate through our two years together. i’m sorry to hear you experience such struggle. best regards.

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