Do you ever get confused by knowing how you feel inside and knowing what mental health professionals think of you? I do.
By the time I'd gotten to be about 14, I knew what mental health was. Back then, people who suffered from emotional or mental issues were called by a myriad of other descriptives, such as nutso, crazy, nutbag, weirdo, lunatic, by the bulk of society. Even today, psychological manuals, such as the DSM IV list Dissociative Identity Disorder under the heading of "Abnormal". What the heck is so abnormal about it? Aaannnd, they are thinking of removing DID as a VALID disorder to a milder one that is high up on a PTSD scale? Okay, that's where it is now, why change the severity of it. What's not severe about how I became to be DID?
I pose this question because I usually think outside the box (I'm hoping some of you do also). Okay, 1) Anybody know what a "normal" reaction to being the object of satanic ritual is, or maybe to being the victim of incest, or getting dropped-kicked across a room by Goliath? What would the world consider a normal response from the victim? Anyway, 2) Is pedophile listed under "Abnormal Psych"? I don't know, but either way, does society believe a pedophile is more normal than a person who has become DID (for whatever reason). OoKaay.
Moving on, 3) Has anybody noticed that society, meaning governmental controls and mental health professionals are working hard on getting the DIDs back to "normal" (what ever that is - probably integrated) and not spending too much time on the pedophiles? Seems to me that if they'd fix the pedophiles, they wouldn't have so many people who are DID. But isn't that just like them, always fixing the symptom and not the sickness? ---Okay, I know that pedophiles probably cannot be "fixed", but why not at least put them on an island and dress half of them up like children. This wasn't meant to be funny, tho I know it sounds that way -- I'm serious.