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DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER
Advice from the Dissociated Part 1: A Peek at the Depersonalized Perception
Student, Smith College
The only word to describe my experience with depersonalization/derealization is "colossal." When something colossal occurs in your life, it is meant to be learned from and shared.
Multiple Personality -- Is It Mental Disorder, Myth, or Metaphor?
Professor Emeritus, Duke University
Why does MPD keep making its periodic comebacks, despite not being a verifiable or clinically useful mental disorder? My best guess is that the labeling of 'alters' offers an appealing and dramatic metaphor, an idiom of distress.
What It's Like To Live With 24 Personalities
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Taking Back My Culture
Psychology and self-help publisher
The power of our culture can be turned inward and used against us or it can be used to build strong families and communities.
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Having a mental illness or disorder carries a great stigma with it. Having a "normal" life once the label has been applied is close to impossible.
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