- By Tracy Alderman Karen Marshall

Amongst Ourselves: A Self-Help Guide to Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder

  • Title: Amongst Ourselves: A Self-Help Guide to Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Author: Tracy Alderman Karen Marshall
  • ISBN: 9781572241220
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Paperback
  • Amongst Ourselves A Self Help Guide to Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder Amongst Ourselves is a self help guide written expressly for individuals with DID MPD and the first to provide readers with the practical steps they can take to cope with the condition and emerge with

    Amongst Ourselves is a self help guide written expressly for individuals with DID MPD and the first to provide readers with the practical steps they can take to cope with the condition and emerge with greater self awareness and the skills to live a rich and rewarding life.Authors Tracy Alderman and Karen Marshall explain what DID is and provide a clear account of its underAmongst Ourselves is a self help guide written expressly for individuals with DID MPD and the first to provide readers with the practical steps they can take to cope with the condition and emerge with greater self awareness and the skills to live a rich and rewarding life.Authors Tracy Alderman and Karen Marshall explain what DID is and provide a clear account of its underlying causes and symptoms They describe what it s like to live with DID and make practical suggestions for coming to terms with the condition, managing the confusion and self destructive behaviors that often accompany it, and deciding to come out to others.Karen lends a unique and immensely important perspective, in that she is able to speak as both a therapist and as an individual with DID Through her insights, as well as guided exercises throughout the text, readers learn New skills and strategies to help them manage living with DID An appreciation for DID s positive aspects What to expect from therapy and available treatment options How to become aware of themselves and the ways in which DID affects their lives

    1 thought on “Amongst Ourselves: A Self-Help Guide to Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder

    1. DID, just like any other of the Dissociative Disorders, is a highly controversial disorder. To this day, there's huge controversy about whether it's iatrogenic or anything else. Rigid boundaries between emotions and memories (state-dependent), repression to the extreme (psychoanalytic), self-hypnosis, reinforcement of forgetting (behaviorist). I'm sure there are more theories out there, but those are the ones I've heard the most.Myself, I've seen Sybil. Also, I read the book and attempted to rea [...]

    2. Great book for anyone with a dissociative disorder, or anyone living with someone with a dissociative disorder. Since it is written by two psychologists, one of whom actually has DID, it makes you feel a little less crazy and a little less alone. I think the biggest drawback is that it focuses entirely on the most extreme form of DID, whereas dissociative disorders are far often more subtly presented than that. For example, not everyone with a dissociative disorder has such distinct personalitie [...]

    3. brilliant for those just starting to understand their condition and who are trying to build some level of communication. there is also information for families, etc which is really useful - especially the section on learning intimacy for partners & also safety plans for each system member. I'd love there to be a more indepth version for those who are a few steps up from this but it's invaluable nonetheless.

    4. This is the book that helped us learn to live with DID. We still haven't done all of the exercises but we have read it all and it's fantastic. It validated us very much, it doesn't treat DID like this scary, horrible monster to be feared, it treats it as something to be embraced despite how scary it seems. It's one of the first books we've read about DID that actually validates non-human alters too, which is fantastic for us because that's something we have many of. We'd highly recommend this bo [...]

    5. This book is great for people just learning about DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). One of the authors has DID. It is definetly not an in-depth look at DID for professionals. For lay people it is a good book explaining some of the many causes of DID in childhood (not all from abuse) and gives some basic exercises to see 1) if you have DID and 2) if you have it, how to map your system and how to get along with everyone in your system.

    6. I found this book had a good approach. It was both informative but not written at such a level as to be confusing.

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