50 Treatment Issues for Dissociative Identity Disorder

“Dissociative Identity Disorder is a result of long-term, chronic, severe, sadistic child abuse. As children, these survivors witnessed and experienced a myriad of heinous crimes.” My belief is that DID is actually far more complex especially in adoptees who may have suffered in a pre-verbal time.

Discussing Dissociation

“How long will it take for me to feel better?”

As a clinical therapist, I hear that question frequently.  It’s a reasonable question.  I certainly understand that when someone is deeply hurting and struggling in their life, they want to feel better as quickly as possible.

However, the clinical treatment for someone with DID / MPD is long term.  Some research has said that the treatment can be completed within two or three years, but in my clinical experience, that is far from the truth.

dissociative identity disorder 1 dissociative identity disorder 1 (Photo credit: hunnnterrr)

Dissociative Identity Disorder is a result of long-term, chronic, severe, sadistic child abuse.  As children, these survivors witnessed and experienced a myriad of heinous crimes.  They typically describe repeated consuming abuse by multiple perpetrators, and then were otherwise emotionally neglected, starving for comfort, consolation, or attention. They were left alone, even while very young, to process and contain…

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