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Web app for dissociation

Hi everyone! I am currently working on a web app designed with people experiencing dissociation in mind. I've noticed there aren't many resources for dissociation, and I want to help change that.

I want to make it as comprehensible as possible, since ideally someone experiencing dissociation wouldn't need to use multiple apps, but just this one on a daily basis. I am trying to gather as much feedback regarding this as possible, both from people with lived experience and from some experts.

Some features that will likely be included include a resources section, a trigger report feature, symptoms tracking, grounding exercises, a journal (that could be either a parts journal or a regular journal depending on the person's needs and preferences), among others.

Could you please share your thoughts and ideas on this with me? I would love to hear from more people what is actually needed and helpful! Thanks in advance!

#Dissociation #DID #Dissociative #DissociativeIdentityDisorder #dpdr #DissociativeEpisode #DissociativeDisorder #DissociativeFugue #dissociativeamnesia

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My alter came out at work #DissociativeIdentityDisorder #DID #DissociativeEpisode #DissociativeDisorder

I haven’t been diagnosed for long but they psychologist said I fit the diagnosis and with history of episodes. My main alter is very primal; she’s violent, sexual, does obscene gestures and curses. One time I had a dress code argument at a job she made me unbutton my shirt and pants. I just remember coming back into my body and seeing my clothes undone and not remembering it till she told me in my head what she did. She has been wanting to come out because it’s been over a year since she’s taken control and today she did it before I clocked out of work.
First the main trigger was my old job coach who said I was making her up when I said I didn’t remember the undressing incident so she came out and called her names which caused her to not be my job coach anymore. She was at work for another client and my alter wanted to scream at her. I held it in but later when we saw that one of my biggest gripes at work happened (another department giving me work when I don’t get paid to do it) she said I was her time to come out. I bargained with her to just let me take a picture of what they added and as soon as I did that she took over and I was hovering above my body and I can barely remember what she did because I’m having brain fog. I do remember her saying they need to pay me for that job and throwing stuff (she likes to throw and kick) and giving an obscene gesture. Afterward I got an adrenaline rush and she said “you have nothing to loose and you need me to stick up for you.”
I might be in big trouble tomorrow at work so how do I explain that it was a separate me?
I know she came out because I’m having major life changes and mental flashbacks.
Does anybody know how to fix this? Does anyone know a better way of saying I won’t do another department’s work till you pay me their pay?
Should I tell my current job coach about this?

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Web app for dissociation

Hi everyone! I hope this is suited for this group. I am currently on the very early stages of developing a web app for people experiencing dissociative symptoms in any form. I've noticed there aren't many resources for dissociation in this form, and I want to help change that.

The idea would be to make it as comprehensible as possible, since ideally someone experiencing dissociation wouldn't need to use multiple apps, but just this one. I am trying to gather as much feedback regarding this as possible, both from people with lived experience and from some experts.

Although it wouldn't be exclusively for DID, it would be meant to be suitable for someone with DID (for example, specifically for DID I am thinking about including features to keep a record of your parts and a journal feature that can be a parts journal if the user chooses that option).

Of course, grounding exercises, symptoms tracking, and so on, would also be included, even though this could be more general.

Could you please share your thoughts and ideas on this with me? I would love to hear from more people what is actually needed and helpful! Thanks in advance!#Dissociation #DID #Dissociative #DissociativeIdentityDisorder #dpdr #DissociativeEpisode #DissociativeDisorder #DissociativeFugue #dissociativeamnesia

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I'm new here!

Hi everyone,
I am currently working on a web app to help people living with dissociative symptoms. I am still on very early stages of this development, and I would love to hear from you what you feel that could be useful! What do you think you need the most that could be in the form of a website?
It is possible that, if it shows useful, a mobile app version will also be built later, but for now I don't have resources or enough knowledge on mobile development yet.
Thanks in advance for your inputs!

#MightyTogether #Dissociation #dpdr #DID #DissociativeDisorder #DissociativeIdentityDisorder #DissociativeEpisode #DissociativeFugue #dissociativedisorders #dissociativeamnesia

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Childhood fears

Recently I’ve been having a very hard time staying present. I have struggled with #DissociativeIdentityDisorder for probably a long time but only a few years ago got diagnosed. This past week I haven’t stayed present, I’ve been overwhelmed with flashbacks and images of my childhood, and I have started to feel the same fear I had back then. I’m absolutely terrified to be in reality, and I escaped my abusive home. I escaped my parents choice of raising us but I fear that I held my trauma in for so long that I won’t be able to push past it. I was SA in July of 2021 and working through that is hard but it’s nothing compared to trying to sort out my childhood memories. I use to find dissociating calming, it was my own escape from the world but now it feels frustrating because I just can’t focus. #CPTSD #PTSD #DID #DissociativeDisorder #Anxiety #ChildhoodTraumaSurvivors

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looking for advice

Hi everyone I was wondering if this looked like it had familiar themes to anyone. I found it when going through my old stuff from therapy and can’t remember what she said about it #DissociativeDisorder #OCD #IntrusiveThoughts

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What is this thing called "Hope"? #seekingknowledge

What is this thing called hope? Yes, this is a serious question. What frame of reference do you use to explain something to someone who has never know or seen hope? We liken the situation to finding a single Waldo in a swarm of people who all look slightly like Waldo. But none ARE Waldo.

We are, at this point, 47 days into our 2 new Antidepressants, 21 days into our Antipsychotic and no change other than we sleep an added 1 to 2 hours a night. We are grateful for that. Our meds are increased every 2 weeks. I, since none of the other want to attend at this time, do video chat with at least 3 Doctors every week. The all tell me that hope will help us in this wait and see pattern we currently find ourselves stuck within.

We believe that everything in our universe has a counter balance. Night has Day. These are concrete, provable, repeatable facts available to establish what distinguishes Night from Day. Where "Hope" along with, it's 1st cousins the other emotions and "feeling" are all abstract concepts not grounded by facts.

What reference points does one use when trying to describe abstract concept of "hope" to one who has never seen or experienced it in their lifetime. How would you describe colours to a person who has never seen them? We have as little insight into what "hope" or any of the "emotions" are, at this point. What is this thing called "Hope" and where do we find it?

#SexualAbuse #SexualAssault #Childhoodneglect #DomesticAbuse #DID #raynauds #Fibromyalgia #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #RheumatoidArthritis #DegenerativeDiscDisease #Hypertension #Trichiasis #irritableboweldisease #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #AnxietyDisorders #PanicAttacks #Agoraphobia #Insomnia #Rosacea #Claustrophobia #heartmurmur #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #Allergies #Dyslexia #OCD #Trichotillomania #cleithrophobia , #IntrusiveThoughts #SuicidalIdeation #haphephobia #EatingDisorder #MajorDepressiveDisorder #SocialPhobia #Acrophobia #Psychosis #DissociativeDisorder #audiohallucinations #visualhallucinations #intervert #raynauds

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Who We Are

Hello! My name is Adrian and I am the host of our system. We have 21 members (including myself) as of 03/25/2022. I don't like thinking of myself as "a person with a system" because that feels like I'm invalidating our alters, who are just as much real people as I am. I'm an alter too. Just because we all see me as the 'core' or whatever, doesn't make me more important than them. It isn't easy dealing with everyone, but I really do care about them. We're unsure whether our symptoms match DID or OSDD, so we call ourselves 'questioning' #DID #DissociativeIdentityDisorder #DIDSystem #osdd #osddsystem #DissociativeDisorder

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