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Dissociative Identity Disorder Does Not Have to be Forever

Many people have no idea that dissociative identity disorder can be treated and believe, incorrectly, that it’s something that they’ll have to live with for the rest of their lives. It is true that, if not treated, DID will not remit on it’s own. That is, untreated, it will not improve on its own. However, it doesn’t have to be lifelong. With proper treatment, DID can be greatly improved (the system functioning cooperatively) or even resolved (the system integrated). The key is that supportive therapy alone will not lead to improvements in DID. If you’ve been in therapy for years with no improvements in your functioning (or, worse, your functioning has deteriorated), you may have been in therapy which is not addressing the DID. It is important to note, however, that even with proper treatment for DID, it is a slow process. Treatment is typically talked about in terms of years (plural) rather than months or weeks. It doesn’t make sense to expect DID to heal quickly when it most likely involved years of severe abuse and neglect.

If you have DID and you are looking for someone to help you find relief and healing, I invite you to call or text me at 816-226-4678. We can set up a free 15-minute video consultation so that you can ask your questions and get a feel for whether I am someone you want to work with. I will not ask you for details of your trauma in our consultation.

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