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  1. Crow King

    Identity Disturbance

    I'm highly interested in this area of BPD because it seems to be my most prevalent symptom. I have absolutely 0 sense of who I am at all times. It never goes away. I'm newly diagnosed and have yet to begin therapy, so I'm inquiring about others' experiences with development in this department...
  2. L

    Someone taking over my body...?

    CW: Internalised homophobia Hey there, I’m new here, and I largely made this account just to make this post, as I’m struggling. I’ve been meaning to find somewhere to post this for a while, so here goes. Just to preface this, I don’t need anyone to respond telling me to see a professional, etc...
  3. Lostinthestatic

    Do you drastically change your appearance?

    I’ve always noticed that I tend to change my “persona”, as an adolescent/teen it would manifest as listening to a genre of music and identifying with the culture around it—so, rap, pop, punk, rock, metal, whatever the case. That was never really a problem per se, as it just seemed normal to...
  4. I_Want_Inner_Peace

    what is this that I'm realizing/feeling?

    Identity issues? Idk Long story short: I feel as if I have an underdeveloped personality. Although, some who know me say they think I'm quiet in words but loud in personality. In my younger years, I was either clinging to some of my school friends or somewhat copying them. Then in sophomore...

    What It Feels Like To Die

    It is inconceivable to the conscious mind that any other reality could possibly exist beside the Earth-world of matter bounded by time and space. We are used to it. We have been trained since birth to live and thrive in it. We know ourselves to be ourselves by the external stimuli we receive...
  6. C

    How to cope with loss of identity and fear of feeling happy during recovery?

    How to cope with loss of identity and fear of feeling happy during recovery? Hey everyone, first time poster here. I suffer from depression, anxiety, OCD, and social anxiety for which I see a therapist and take medication. However, this being a New Year, I wish to rededicate myself to my...
  7. C

    Why do I feel like changing my name=new personality?

    Hello, I've been very confused about my personality and identity to the point where I don't know what I want or who I am. I am 18yo and in my first year of uni. I think of myself as an introvert, and surround myself with other introverts who don't go to crazy nights out, be reckless etc. My...
  8. K

    Who am i?

    I am a 19-year-old university student struggling with my identity. I have a constant nagging voice in my head that criticizes everything I do. Recently I have suffered from attacks of some sort in which an argument occurs inside my head, I have no control over this and it makes me feel very ill...
  9. O

    Identity Disturbance

    I only recently found out about identity disturbance even though I've been dealing with it for years. I never really heard much about about this type of problem so I thought I'd talk about it. Believe it or not, it causes me some of the most stress. Dressing up something I really like, it's a...
  10. S

    Identity and frequent name changes - HELP

    Hi, I'm just wanting to express something with regards to identity. I've legally changed my name around 8 times - I've lost count in all honesty! I am estranged from my family due to narcissistic abuse, and lately I've been feeling this sort of itch to change my name again. I am desperately...
  11. C

    Why now? What now?

    Hey guys, I have been strict to a meal plan and exercise plan because for 4 years they worked so well. I was motivated, energetic, fit, beautiful, high performing, happy, active, and honestly extremely lean and muscular. I ate 100% clean (100%. For 4 years. High high protein, high fat, low low...
  12. E

    No identity, don't feel like a real person?

    I know lack of sense of self is a symptom of BPD but I feel like it is really ruining my life. I don't know who I am or what I like, what career I want... I just don't know and I think this makes relationships and work/study very hard. I feel stuck. Does this ever go? How do I find myself? Or...
  13. cpuusage

    Identity & mental illness

    i am Not my illness, i am Not the past, i am Not my experiences, i am Not my label / diagnosis, i am Not my symptoms. i'd say that i am Not my body, emotions or mind, i am Not my earthly experience. Not to Negate Nor Deny anything either. This issue of identity seems to come up a lot...
  14. Mr.NiceGuy

    Do you hear voices after talking on the phone?

    voices seem more real like they have identity after I hang up a phone or am in contact with someone on the internet. Anybody else get this way?
  15. F

    On Dissociative Identity Disorder: an Interview with Michelle Maiese

    In this post, Magdalena Antrobus, PhD student on Project PERFECT, interviews Michelle Maiese (pictured above), Associate Professor of Philosophy at Emmanuel College, whose recent work centres on dissociative identity disorder. MA: How would you describe Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)...
  16. S

    ATOS Assessment Soon with Dissociative identity disorder

    Hi all, firstly if this is in the wrong place please feel free to move this thread. I'm posting this on behalf of my other half, I'll start off at the beginning. Last year my OH had a very bad year, he attempted to kill himself by trying to OD on medication + alcohol, he's self harmed as an...
  17. L

    Everything has a cause

    Hi I'm new here and have a lot of questions about my mental health that are confusing me. I hope this is the right place to post. I was diagnosed with BPD in 2013 after a trauma sent me off the rails. I'm still doing DBT and I feel like it's now starting to sink in. I don't necessarily think...
  18. A

    I've never met myself

    I've never identified with myself as my own personality. My head and heart belong to two separate people I'm sure. This feeling isolates me from everything and everyone. I have a diagnosed personality disorder so generally that is why I feel like this. But a diagnosis isn't ever enough, it just...
  19. A

    Let's talk about it

    Hey guys I'm here to let everyone know I wanna start a support group for anyone suffering with a personality disorder or EUPD and any similar symptoms. Not sure if your in the right place? Ask!! Let's chat about anything guys!
  20. cpuusage

    Does The Psychiatric Diagnosis Process Qualify as a Degradation Ceremony?

    Does The Psychiatric Diagnosis Process Qualify as a Degradation Ceremony? Does The Psychiatric Diagnosis Process Qualify as a Degradation Ceremony? - Mad In America By Michael Cornwall, PhD Featured Blogs September 7, 2013 Sociologist Harold Garfinkel, in his landmark article "Conditions For...