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Comment on D.I.D. You Know? by tigrin

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Bamroo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I had a good time reading this. There are a lot of things I want to explain to my boyfriend (someone who THANKFULLY understands me and doesn't take abuse of my mind like the last), and I think this will help greatly when the time comes that I can feel confident enough to sit down and have a legit heart to heart talk about my mind rather than just showing him journals. For the longest I was confused and lost and at the same time thought I was being completely normal until suddenly countless people in high school started announcing proudly they had DID... It frustrated me to learn at 16 that there were so many people in the world were like me with the aspects of losing track of time, being overwhelmed by something foreign, not feeling like myself, having talents I couldn't repeat willingly, and many other various things I still can't quite explain. But I couldn't help to think they were all pretending and were secretly mocking me, and I had no clue what the heck DID or even MPD was for the longest so it pissed a part of me off even more when they mentioned either of those in a bragging manner. Still pisses me off sometimes honestly. And by no means do I self diagnosis myself as DID or any of it's sub categories, it's just something that I can most relate to and it's comforting to know there are others like me even if they have or have not received a diagnosis. I admire that you spent so much time researching this disorder and would like to thank you for this informative and amusing comic, even if it is a bit dated :meow:
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tigrin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I think a lot of teenagers find their tumultuous emotions that they experience at that age as very frightening and confusing and foreign. With the availability of information on the Internet, it's easy for people to find information and find others like them... but on the flip side, it's also easy for people to find information they shouldn't necessarily have. Being a teenager is really defined by not knowing who you are, so DID seems like the perfect label for "I'm a teenager and I have no idea who I am so I will be all these different people!". Teenagers especially want something that makes them seem different and mental illness is "trendy". It's unfortunate, but what can you do. I think it's fine to explore yourself and who you are, even if what you think turns out not to be true later on. So whether or not you have DID, you don't really have to prove it, you just gotta go with what makes sense to you. Those other people will get bored and move on at some point.

Err, I hope that makes sense, I am obviously speaking from personal experience here.
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Bamroo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh I definitely agree and you made sense. While I'm thankfully leaving the dreaded teen years, it's been nice getting to know myself, cause when those sorts of things had been occurring since childhood it definitely has been a slap in the face finding out about this disorder when so close to being an adult. And like I said, I just find comfort that there are people of all ages who have had similar experiences rather than searching for a label for myself and I hope other people can understand that for themselves as well. Mental illnesses should Never be trendy, and the trendiness of this one is ridiculous -_-
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