Is this D.I.D?
I was talking to my CPN the other day and I mentioned that I have a feeling of lots of people living inside of my mind, which he was very interested in and took a lot of notes, which surprised me as I didn't really think much of it before, I assumed it was common, or at least common in the context of MH issues and psychosis. He asked if I ever felt I was someone else and I said no, but remembered later that I once had a brief episode where I believed I was someone else, not myself, a fully fledged person with a different name and everything, which only lasted for a few hours. I hadn't thought much of that either, I thought it was just part of psychosis, similar to hearing voices and other such hallucinations that I experience. I remember everything about it and I don't lose periods of time or find myself in strange places or anything that leads me to believe I am becoming someone else without being aware of it. I don't think I've experienced anything bad enough to have developed different personalities, which perhaps in my ignorance I have always believed was what caused dissociative disorders. I have also had at least one out of body experience, plus feelings of not being real/being in a dream, which is also dissociation isn't it? Could I have DID or multiple personality disorder (or are they the same thing?) or is it probably something else?
Thanks for reading (sorry it's a bit long).
In 22yrs of working in psychiatry I have only met one person with this disorder. ..even that was never fully confirmed.
I agree with you. It sounds like your CPN got a bit carried away.
Originally Posted by Viridi
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