Granted, I began reading the article in the middle of the night while supervising a homeless Warming Shelter at a new Church I happen to like for its simplicity and putting your money where your mouth is sort of thing.
Anyway, the article now begins defending itself from a group of authors that slammed the results of this study. I find it absolutely impossible for anyone to think otherwise. Yes, something NOT GOOD happened to fracture the personality and I have horrific evidence of amnesic blocks and memories held by other parts.
What I find sad is the fantasy model, by whatever name they give it. When I listen back to my messages to professionals and a little girl begins to talk in the middle of my message and then I pick up right where "I" left off, I'm either haunted or have DID. Somehow I think the fantasy authors would want to argue I may be haunted. Fools.
It is troublesome that the research N was small, however, we are not an easy group to gather and study. Many if not all of us would be far to fragile or paranoid to even participate in such a study, especially since they are looking for fakers and we all fear being called a faker. My mother doesn't even know about my DID but my diagnosis on my disability is Chronic Major Depression with Psychosis. My mother deems me to be very intelligent and therefore I am capable of convincing experienced pdocs over 10 years of this without a break in character. Really?
I am tired, did we read that the DID people tended to perform higher on intelligence measurements. I have heard for many years that it takes a very creative limber mind to manifest DID. I can see how that would be true. I also believe I saw research between PTSD and DID. Again, are there people with DID and no PTSD? My T said you had to have trauma in the young years to have littles that age. I need to ask her what evidence she is basing that on. I have asked if I could have simply been born for a likelihood of DID and the physical abuse I endured or saw triggered it. Felicity, it is almost 2 AM and I apologize if I sound like an 8th grader trying to make sense of a magazine article, but I would like to hear more input from you about this article. StarrySkies