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    Quote Originally Posted by soraya samben View Post
    I feel scared doing this. I have never talked to anyone who has had the same experiences as me. I go to therapy every week and today was my first time that I have dissociated in front of my therapist. It scares me. I don't know what else to say on here, I don't know who is looking and reading it
    Im new here as well, and i understand how scary new things can be. Just try to stay as anonymous as possible. I find it is easier to speak on things. Also as you speak it may feel better. This is your first step to healing so welsome to fort refuge, and if you need anything, even an ear feel free.

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    Hi

    I agree an diagnosis of DID and indeed any other mental health condition can only be made by a qualified medical professional. Someone with the knowledge and resources to complete a thorough clinical assessment and consider all the possible differential diagnoses.

    In my lay-person, unprofessional opinion you are describing some symptoms that fall outside the normal functional range...many of these are present in people with DID and indeed some other conditions...In believe your best course of action, if you wish to seek an explanation is to discuss what you are experiencing with your doctor...if necessary he is in a position to refer you to a mental health specialist.

    Hope my reply is helpful.
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    I understand wanting to know what others think regarding a diagnosis... I am currently working with a t and a pdoc to figure out my voices and other issues. I hope you can find some professionals to help you find the explanation that helps you deal with what's going on.

    My thoughts are with you in this hard time,

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    I have a therapist, but she doesn't discuss it. I wrote to the Pottergate Center in the UK and they sent a test, evaluated it and said it is "highly likely" that it is DID. I guess my biggest issue with it possibly being DID is that I have not met any alters, seen any journaling that can positively be attributed to them or had anyone say they spoken to someone from inside who says they aren't me (with a couple of exceptions, but I was fully aware). My husband insists there are 14 of me and my son says there aren't different people but there are a half dozen "personality states".

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    And btw, thanks so much for the replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I have a therapist, but she doesn't discuss it. I wrote to the Pottergate Center in the UK and they sent a test, evaluated it and said it is "highly likely" that it is DID. I guess my biggest issue with it possibly being DID is that I have not met any alters, seen any journaling that can positively be attributed to them or had anyone say they spoken to someone from inside who says they aren't me (with a couple of exceptions, but I was fully aware). My husband insists there are 14 of me and my son says there aren't different people but there are a half dozen "personality states".
    DID...has some defining features...however since joining the Fort one of the things I have discovered that one of its consistencies is how inconsistently it presents.

    Some like me are completely not co-conscious ie do not see or speak directly with their alters...when alters are out as the host I get completely switched off but are aware of them by the product of their labours and the remnants of their way of being in the world that remains in my body for a short while when I come back (ie if a child has been out I will often feel a bit "giggly and jiggly").

    Others with DID are completely co-conscious with their alters and communicate freely with them...See what they are doing, watch them when they are out etc. Others fall somewhere between these two positions.

    I am not sure if you have a history of living with abuse...if so you may wish to consider the option of registering as a member here at the Fort. We are a peer to peer support group and find it helpful to discuss our abuse related issues, experiences and insights with each other. Membership is open to people over the age of 16 years who have experienced or are experiencing abuse in their lives.
    Rest in my arms precious child; cradled and warm. You are safe. The war is over.

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    I may join. I don't know if there was abuse. I don't remember. I've been told by a sibling that there was. Thanks for the replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I have a therapist, but she doesn't discuss it. I wrote to the Pottergate Center in the UK and they sent a test, evaluated it and said it is "highly likely" that it is DID. I guess my biggest issue with it possibly being DID is that I have not met any alters, seen any journaling that can positively be attributed to them or had anyone say they spoken to someone from inside who says they aren't me (with a couple of exceptions, but I was fully aware). My husband insists there are 14 of me and my son says there aren't different people but there are a half dozen "personality states".
    hi
    if there are alters, they will only be known of in their own way and time. it is not wise to "go digging" or to try to push and pull.
    I suggest you carefully assess what your current therapist does with the "highly likely" information and in turn what you do with that response. Regardless of diagnosis, you went to a therapist for a reason, and unless it was for a diagnosis; the diagnosis or lack of should not prevent you working on your original therapeutic goals.
    there are very sound comments in this thread, but being outside America puts you at a definite disadvantage because finding a therapist who believes DID exists outside America (no disrespect intended) will not be easy and, if found, Therapist and you will probably be on an experimental learning curve. This could be considered an advantage because no assumptions will be made because as mentioned in another post DID/DDNOS presents very individually. It could also mean lots of mistakes along the way.
    if you do decide on a therapist, therapy is a long haul and a very bumpy ride.
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