Ask the Therapist About Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

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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Believe I Have Multiple Personality Disorder

From a young man in the : I have been experiencing a fair amount of stress from my new relationship and family. The past 2 nights my girlfriend has been receiving text messages from my number at 2 am saying that I wanted to break up with her. The next night at the same time she received another text in a different form but still implying that i want to break up with her...
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Avoiding My Psychiatrist Because I Am Not Ready for Medicine

I’m in college and last year I saw the school counselor, who believed I had dissociative disorders, depression, and anxiety. She wasn’t exactly sure because she only specializes in depression and anxiety. Over the summer, she recommended me to a psychiatrist, but I completely avoided them and their phone calls because I quite frankly felt unready to begin medication and I chickened out. Now that I’m back at school, I want to go back...
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Possible Anxiety and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Hello, Thank you for answering my questions/concerns. I’m an eighteen year old girl whose very confused about herself and had to grow up way too fast and just keeps her problems to herself because no one will understand, I know you would like to get to the root, so I will just get to the point. 1) When I am in a bathroom, I feel someone is going to come out of the stalls...
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Why Can’t Anyone Find A Diagnosis For Me?

Hi, within the past year I have been hospitalized three times and I have been in two treatment centers. I have been diagnosed with everything from Borderline to Bipolar with Psychosis, but all of my treating physicians say that those diagnosis’ are incorrect. I deal with chronic suicidal thoughts, frequent self-harm, I apparently engage in risky behaviors, I lack eye contact, I can’t tell the difference between different emotions, I don’t feel pain, I...
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Losing All My Values, Character Features, Interests in High School

Hi, I’m new and I’m not sure whether my question belongs here but I don’t have anyone else to ask. My problem is that I’m worried that I don’t have any values or interests anymore. I used to follow a moral code, I was christian and rather conservative but liberal on some issues. I loved to read and create my own opinion on many topics. During high School, which was the worst time in...
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Self-Harming Black Outs

Sometimes, especially when something traumatic has or is about to happen, I have these sort of black outs. It hurts like I am being pushed aside. I call them black outs, but I remember a small bit of what happened, how I couldn’t really control what I did. They like causing me pain, and laugh at me when I try to fight it. I don’t remember quite what happens, only how much it hurts...
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