Just over a year ago, I lost my therapist due to insurance change. I had seen N. for about 10 months when I was no longer able to see her. After about 4-5 months without a therapist, I started seeing R. in mid March. It was a devastating change. It has been a rocky 9 months with R. Learning to trust her has been rough. She is committed to helping her patients. She is committed to helping me. Afterall she was the 11th therapist I have had. The last blog post "Eleven" highlights a little bit about that change and the positive that came from that change. Even though the change was fairly rough....it has been a blessing in disguise.
It is my goal for 2016 to revive this blog. The aim of this blog will change to bringing awareness to Dissociative Identity Disorder. I will also be blogging about the reasons why I have D.I.D. and continue to blog about mental health related issues.
I was diagnosed in 2014 with Dissociative Identiy Disorder. It wasn't until I began seeing my current therapist the diagnosis was confirmed, following a number of mis-diagnoses over the last 15 years. While life is still very rough. There has been a lot of positive that have come out of this diagnosis.
What is a Dissociative Disorder?
Dissociation is a coping skill that disconnects traumatic memories from one's consciousness, shielding them from the pain or fear associated with the trauma. The traumatic memories still exist but are deeply buried within the mind. The memories may resurface on their own or after being triggered by something in the person's life, usually appearing as panic, anxiety, flashbacks, and nightmares.
For more information on Dissociative Identity Disorder please check out this link: Infinite Mind's Website