Monday, August 4, 2014

MPD - Kim Noble

Below is an article and a first hand story of a female living with MPD, or more commonly called DID. It starts off by telling the tragedies that were believed to have set her up with this path of "disaster". It states that she was abused a lot as a child and acted out quite frequently, a common cause of the disease. She didn't believe she had the disease until about 6 years into her therapy when she then accepted the facts and diagnosed herself with it. It also speaks about her daughter which she gave birth to but was unaware of the fact she had a child. Her daughter, Aimee, was taken away from her at a young age. Aimee also speaks up in this article explaining how she goes about dealing with her mother's different personalities. She speaks as if she's used to it, very accepting, and learned how to specifically deal with each one.

This brings me back to a point mentioned earlier in the book about how some therapies can actually cause people to be convinced they have a certain disease that they might not really have. Such as how the therapist or psychologist asks the questions, they can more so be implying rather than asking and creating false beliefs within the individual. They mentioned this within dream studies and interpretations as well when they were trying to dig into events that happened to individuals at very young ages. They ended up creating a false belief that events happened that didn't actually happen. Also, with MPD, it is so vaguely diagnosed. Clearly, after reading the article, this woman suffers from some type of disease, probably and most likely it is MPD. However, the way she said she "accepted" the fact that she had it might be a general indication that beliefs were being placed upon her possibly causing her to further fall into these personalities. I do think it was neat how her daughter, who wasn't even around for her whole life, is so accepting of her personalities.

Lastly, I do want to point out how this diagnosis follows the claims within the book and on the slide about how it originates from child abuse. She was trying to find ways to deal with the abuse she went through, even indicating that her parents were "too busy" to notice something was wrong with her. Her numerous suicide attempts and time spent in mental wards also supports the fact that there is indeed something unstable about her. I enjoyed reading this which feels weird to say. I think it's awesome how she is getting her story out there and is so accepting and able to talk about all the personalities she has. Does someone who have MPD normally know they have it? Or is this a lucky case? Worth reading into!

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