Some powerleveling here and I haven't been through the whole thread but I want to make it clear that with so many suicide attempts and such a rampant case of DID, this girl would have been sectioned under the Mental Health act in England. The NHS is crumbling BUT it does respond to extreme cases of mental illness. My family are all in the psychiatric profession and my mom herself has been a psychiatric nurse for 40 years - she categorically doesn't believe in DID. However, obviously some professionals do. Regardless, this girl would have been sectioned. Put on antidepressants, anti-psychotics. Most disorders as extreme as this ARE treatable and people ARE able to rehabilitate in some way, shape, or form. That, or they are under community psychiatric care. Even during the pandemic, they would have been sectioned. Hospital wards exist solely for psychiatric care.
PDs such as DID stem from extreme childhood abuse, almost always likely extreme, prolonged sexual abuse. To disassociate is the body's way of protecting itself from trauma. It can be accompanied by other extreme behaviours - self harm, addiction, dangerous behaviours.
More power levelling but I have known someone with supposed DID - that was her formal diagnosis. When she would come around from disassociating, she would have absolutely no idea what she had done, where she'd been, who had created the pieces of work her "alter" would create. She certainly did not just fall in and out of personalities, consistently able to carry on trains of thought, discussions etc. Her memory was wiped.
I've always thought this girl was a fucking hack. This just solidifies that. I'm absolutely fascinated by personality disorders but I think this is horse shit and makes a mockery of real illness.
Yeah because SSRIs are ‘evidence based’ and totally work.
Sadly, I don’t doubt that numerous suicide attempts wouldn’t have gotten her sectioned beyond a short-term hold and would be quite surprised if she’d ever been offered anything beyond anti-depressants. Not that anti-psychotics are a cure-all anyway.
PD treatment is pretty hard to come by in the UK as is getting a formal diagnosis for anything.
Years of cost-saving initiatives have led the NHS to prioritise ‘holistic’ treatments and group therapies, which along with a rhetoric of ‘labels aren’t helpful’ has led to many people being shit out of luck when it comes to getting professional mental health treatment unless they pay for it.
Given that everything goes through GPs, many people presenting will just be cycled through various SSRIs unless the GP knows the CCG has funding for a referral.
Diagnosis impacts waiting time targets, so they try to avoid it. No diagnosis = no specialist treatment required!