- Aug 25, 2015
I am sure there are therapists that tell clients they have it when they don't,and want to seek recognition and/or fame from it.I was just stating that I don't think true DID can be created by a therapist.Fake,yes,true DID,no.Unfortunately, in my opinion, therapists can and do tell people they suffer from DID when they dont (the therapist's status goes up by working with different "unusual" disorders. I believe that Narcissistic therapists lap this up. There are also therapists out there who suggest things. For example it was suggested to me in the first session that I was a victim of child prostitution because I questioned the DID! therapist 's intention on writing a book about me (which she did with another client). She told me I was abused as a child because I didnt wear a watch etc.
When I went onto a forum for childhood abuse survivors and asked for support and guidance, I received an email shortly after from this DID therapist telling me she read my post on a forum she is a member of (and reads!) and that she will no longer work with me because I "broke confidentiality". Of course, I did (and can) not break confidentiality as my posts where anonymous on all levels, but this therapist knew that I wouldnt take her BS and I questioned her. So she told me in an email she would not continue working with me.
So, I believe that unfortunately there are therapists out there who gain an awful lot by people being DID.
".I don't think it's as rare as what people believe,but also don't believe it's as common as it's presented online."
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