Ask the Therapist About Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

Unsure if I’m Experiencing Symptoms of DID or if Psychosis Is Returning

When I was in the 8th grade around age 13-14, I was diagnosed with psychotic depression. Symptoms included hearing voices (inside my head, not outside), occasional visual hallucinations, self-injury and suicidal ideation. Each voice had a name and their own personality, and not all of the voices were negative. They interacted with each other and also with me. I was put on a high dose of risperidone and symptoms began to decrease, and I...
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Should I Be Concerned?

Well I used to have a lot of anxiety, panic attacks, worries in the past but lately I have not been that much anxious. 2 months ago I had a full black out (not faint) everything didn’t seem real but it was really scary! Ever since I experienced it I have it all day BUT not that much. Sometimes is fewer and other is a little bit more. I know the world is real...
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Can’t Visualize My Therapist

Recently became very depressed and really felt like ending my life. I also have a dissociative disorder (de-realization – though I did not know until recently what the symptoms were called), I suffer from frequent nightmares, about 1 every 10 days, I was abused and neglected as a child. I only did anything about this 3 months ago when I became very depressed. I have been in Therapy 3 months. Ok, someting very strange...
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I Am Other People in My Head

Hi, I have something that’s been worrying me… You know how you see yourself as yourself? Well with me, I see myself as different people. When I picture myself or become aware of myself, I am another person. An example, one of the people I see myself as is a feminine guy with long hair. When I’m him I feel like guy, and take on a different personality. Another main one, is I become...
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Is This DID?

From New Zealand: I’m a 12 year old girl and i have been traumatized throughout my childhood up until i was about 8 years old. I’ve been going to counselling since i was 10 and everybody i see (including my own family) have told me that i have been traumatized even though i don’t feel traumatized at all. I cant even remember the amount of times ive tried to tell my family that i...
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I Don’t Recognize Myself & Sometimes Don’t Know if I Was Speaking

Sometimes when I look in the mirror I am surprised at what I see. I recognize the reflection. I have seen the reflection countless times, but I do not recognize it as ME. It’s like something foreign. I used to be able to identify with it, but it has become increasingly difficult to do so. This is problem number 1. Problem number 2 is that I’m not always sure about what is happening around...
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Where Can I Find Help?

I was molested for several years as a child. I can’t stop lying about EVERYTHING. I abuse alcohol. I feel a constant need for attention and validation. Sometimes I’m suicidal. I have a never ending sexual appetite. I cry hysterically when I’m alone. I feel distant from everyone around me. I have chronic violent nightmares. I see and hear things. I crave attention and validation. I have a laundry list of irrational fears and...
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Is this Possible Schizophrenia or Puberty?

Hello there…I am a 15 year old female…I just started high school in my country and here for the past 5 months I have been dealing with a serious problem…You see I tend to hear voices every single day. It wasn’t that much of a problem it sure is now…I hear them INSIDE of my head although sometimes I can HEAR them with my ears. But only a few words such as “never”...
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Schizoaffective Disorder/ Schizophrenia?

I’m a 15 year old girl who has been attending CAMHS for several months now. I have told them a great deal and opened up fully to them. Along side going to CAMHS, I’ve done some research of my own. My therapist keeps saying that it’s anxiety that i have, when what ive seen relates, but seems more than that. I have been hearing voices which are almost indecipherable, and as time passes theyre...
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Pure-O OCD and Depersonalization

I need some advice on the issues I’ve been dealing with recently. I was recently diagnosed with pure-o OCD around 3 months ago. I’ve been managing the OCD without any medication and purely with CBT, diet, and exercise. I have some good days but mostly bad. I also think I suffer from depersonalization. It has happened to me on occasion before the OCD hit, but it happened more often after I smoked marajuana for...
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