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So where to start. I guess I’ll tell you about how we came to be diagnosed with did. Its a long story so I’ll try to be brief. We initially went into therapy at age 17, after a serious suicide attempt that ended us up in the hospital. We were with our first therapist for about a year. She mainly focused on our then very serious eating disorder, and our depression. After a year she was retiring, and our then psychiatrist thought we were doing better so she said we could stop going to therapy. We didnt go then for about 18 months. Then we had a very serious relapse. I know now it was because there were a lot of ritualistic abuse memories coming out and to the surface. We started with a new male psychiatrist and a new therapist shortly after the break down. Really early on our psychiatrist diagnosed us as having did. We were only formerly diagnosed in 2010. For our formal diagnosis, two did specialists came from the UK. They assessed us and diagnosed us after we completed the structured clinical interview for dissociation and a few other tests. We were in therapy back then with a different therapist to who we have now. We are now seeing E and we have been for 2 years almost. E is fabulous. She really gets it and gets us. She knows her stuff and all on did and dissociation and trauma. We’re very lucky to have found her. She’s been a blessing.
Carol anne