Links and Articles I Like

The internet is full of great sites, blogs, articles, etc. I have a References page where I compile a running list of hard references for the researched posts I write. These “hard” references are often in journals or conference procedings, and are written by people without a dissociative disorder. But their research is often very good.

What about the other “official” sources of information? Many of these are also terrifically good but in a different way – Stuff written by those with dissociative disorders, PTSD, etc., and the therapists who treat them. First hand stuff. Recommendations, surveys, etc.

These are the links and articles that I identify with. It is not comprehensive, but a smattering of the ones for me.

In no particular order:

DID And The Body: Driving A Courtesy Car – by Gudrun Frerichs. Nice essay on a DID analogy.

How do DID Clients Handle Therapy – by Gudrun Frerichs.

What Recovery is Not – by William B. Tollefson of Enlighted Choices. Taking a hard look at what we have to consider and hold ourselves to during recovery.

Dissociative Identity Disorder, Multiple Personality Disorder: To Integrate Personalities or Not to Integrate – by Paula McHugh

CKLN-FM Mind Control Series — Part 11: Valerie Wolf Interview – Wayne

An Introduction to Dissociative Identity Disorder as a Model for Distributed Subjectivity in Cyberspace – by Vernon Reed

Spectrum of Dissociative Disorders – by Joan A. Turkus, M.D. Good description in detail of the spectrum.

Coming Out Multiple – by Bob King. Funny little essay on telling people you are multiple.

The Manual for SO with DID – by Jeff Vineburg. Great and also funny description of dealing with DID written by the husband with the disorder.

Coping with the Uncopable – the Coat – by Gudrun Frerichs. Good description of coping mechanisms a child uses as a coat, which becomes too small and restrictive over time. Therapy helps resize that coat.

What do you tell your therapist – and how? – by BTC. “…most of all be yourself as you are now not as you think the therapist wants you to be in 6 months time. There is plenty of time to face the reality of this and work through it once your therapist knows what you are up against.”

Talking about the tricky stuff – being honest with your therapist – by Behind the Couch. “It is important to recognise the difference between what is really too embarrassing and traumatic to tell [you therapist] and what is simply being obstructed by your own barriers and dysfunctional beliefs.”


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