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marcieee

403d

so... a friend thinks they may have a dissociative disorder. they experience dissociation to a moderate extent they report and idk as someone with did we're on the "extreme"-er side of the scale and see everything as super compartmentalized and perceive emotions separately blah blah so im unsure how to view and give appropriate n helpf feedback to them... any thoughts?

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    • Peeblez

      374d

      You can give them the MID test :3

    • Peeblez

      374d

      You can give them the MID test :3

    • SecondChance

      384d

      Hi I have DID

    • europa.xavier

      402d

      tbh i had a similar situation happen previously. what i did was look up DMS-5 definitions and try and survey said person to see what applied and what didnt, get more info on their symptoms and what might be causing them. because there is DID, but also OSDD 1A and 1B, as well as PTSD with Disassociative tendencies. the last one is the most likely one. but disassociation is also a big symptom of depression, anxiety, ptsd, and adhd. its used as a form of escapism to repell traumatic flare ups and unwanted feelings (which is whats more common in lesser traumatized people). normally being able to put a name to said thing can help in finding out how to properly work towards improving it and what not. but thats just what ive tried and had work :)

      • marcieee

        402d

        @europa.xavier thank you ive said similar things, which they do also struggle with comorbid disorders

        • europa.xavier

          401d

          @marcieee yeah, thats normally how it goes lol. definitely consider all your options before DID though

    • Sunflower.System

      403d

      What would you want to hear if the roles were reversed? I find that to be a good place to start typically

      • marcieee

        402d

        @Sunflower.System but i dont wanna get at wants, were at a point where needs are a priority

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