When the personality is not unique

man standing in front of the window
man standing in front of the window
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Dissociative identity disorder is characterized by the alteration of oneself and one’s identity and involves the development of two or more different types of envy in a person, whose consciousness presents a discontinuity. 

This pathology is chronic and occurs following serious trauma or episodes of strong emotional impact, especially during childhood. Precisely for this reason, one of the symptoms can be the discontinuity in memories and actions, even in everyday life and the difficulty in staying in contact with reality. 

It is highly likely that you will not notice this condition independently, especially if you have been dealing with it for many years and for this reason it is very important that the diagnosis is made by competent but trusted professionals, such as psychotherapists or psychiatrists.

Why “of trust”? Because, especially in this case, it is very important that the doctor-patient relationship and communication is clear and based on mutual trust. Depersonalization and derealization are two of the possible conditions and both involve a change in the way we perceive things and the world around us, and this could cause anxiety or could, on the contrary, be managed. It could be a completely disabling situation.

A 25-year-old British girl whose name is being censored for privacy reasons tells how her life has changed since she was diagnosed with this disease. “I’ve always had the feeling that I’m not completely inside my life. I can’t explain it, sometimes it’s like floating. It’s like I’m drunk, almost always!”

“I always wondered if I was the only one feeling this feeling and when the diagnosis came up during my anxiety therapy I stopped worrying. I know it’s a paradox but naming things makes them less scary and so I’m learning to live with it, because I know I’ll have to do it forever. I also know the cause… but I don’t want to talk about it anymore. I just want to take back myself and take care of myself. “

It is therefore true that it is something without an effective cure but through the exploration of oneself and with external help, and if necessary drug therapy, one can lead a happy daily life and achieve one’s goals, focusing on this. What’s beautiful in the world?

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