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Question Multiple personalities? - May 17th 2011, 12:50 AM

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To explain the possible cause, I was sexually molested starting, from what i remember, at the age of 5 to just recently.
I think I have multiple personalities because I feel like four diffrent peiople. I have insane mood swings like about 10 minutes ago I was in the shower and so hapy about this boy I like and out of nowhere I just start sobbing.
I have four distint "people" Or personailty types. Theres really depressed, Happy, Violent, and sociopathic. Let me explain a little about each.
Ill start with sociopathic because its how I am right now. I know this part of me isnt a girl, but I dont knopw his name. David has always sounded right but It's almost a secret.Its like I shut down, I feel nothng, I care about nothing. I dont smile, I dont frown. I dont cry or laugh, nothing. I get this way always after depression.
Depression occurs suddenly and, what I think, for no reason. I'm sure certain things trigger it, but i dont know. This side of me is a girl but I dont even have any ideas on a name. I hate myself and want to die and cry a lot whe im in this mode. This side of me doesnt like being touched at all, I acually cringe away from people. I hate talking or anything to anyone. I like isolation.
My happy side, which is also refered to as my fake side is a front I try to keep up all the time in the rpesence of others. I smile and make jokes. but I'm not there. More like watching myself from across the room. It's always like this.
And lastly, my more prelevant side, violent. I've always known her as Amy. She's about 12 years old with short curly brown hair and she loves her dog, a yorkie, so much. The first time I met her was when I was 9 years old. She made me giv myself bloody noses in the shower. She likes to see the blood. When I get angry she shows up. Cutting and carving and beating away. I have so many scars she has given me, so many memories.
Amy is my least favorite, but shes always there, bubbling under the surface. waiting patiently for my anger.
I know I sound crazy, but I want serious advice.
I always remember what happens because its like im right there beside myself watching my life unfold. I see myself bashing my head against a door, but I cant make her stop. I hate this.
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Re: Multiple personalities? - May 17th 2011, 03:40 AM

I don't know. There's a lot of controversy over whether or not DID (It's what they call Multiple personality disorder now). The person usually has no memory of changing personalities.

I'd say you should see a psychiatrist/psychologist/whichever one deals with more stuff like this because that's really the only advice we can give you. Other than to NOT self-diagnose.

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Re: Multiple personalities? - May 17th 2011, 10:57 AM

It's a highly controversial disorder that many people don't believe is real. I don't believe DID is a real disorder although many will refute that and say they do believe it's a real disorder. There's speculation it may be removed from the DSM system because at present, it's left in there since some clinicians do believe it's a disorder so the APA is operating under the notion of "better safe than sorry". I'm not sure if the future ICD-11 will include MPD (they don't use the name DID) because I have yet to check what the WHO is planning. Anyway, enough technical mumbo jumbo, onto you.

One of the key points to it is you do NOT name the personalities, they have a name the moment you are introduced to them. The fact you said you haven't thought of a name suggests right away it probably isn't DID. You mention "David" emerges after feeling depressed but the symptoms you mentioned for "him" match what one may feel in depression.

As mentioned above, usually the person has no memory of the personality emerging but some can and it's labeled as co-consciousness. People experience these personalities conflicting with each other, such as David conflicting with Amy over something while neither have emerged. I've never heard of a case where this didn't occur although it's not required in the diagnostic criteria, the fact you failed to mention it makes me even more skeptical.

If you are planning to see a psychiatrist, the fact you were abused will instantly bring up the idea of PTSD. Some psychiatrists don't accept DID or may view it as a schizophrenic disorder. If you mention you think it's DID, you'll get questioned as to why you think this and either referred to a DID specialist or diagnosed with something else. Depending on the laws in your state, a parent/guardian may need to be present during your session with the psychiatrist or be made aware of the diagnosis at the very least.

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Re: Multiple personalities? - May 24th 2011, 03:40 PM

I have 3 differant personalities and one of them is almost exactly like your 'Amy' so you're not alone with this battle. I'd get some phycolegest help. I did and it worked some. (It's still a working progress) He says that I'm getting better all the time.
I hope this helps you I know 1st hand. It's NOT fun to have differant personalities
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