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My Thoughts on Iatrogenic DID and False Memory “Syndrome”

Some folks don’t believe in DID. Some folks believe it can be real, but it is caused by therapy itself (iatrogenic, meaning induced by the physician. ) Some folks think that therapists can make you believe that all your problems are caused by repressed memories of trauma. That your emotions are really alternate personalities. That all memories must come out. Now. That each alter needs to be actively engaged. That patients who show little to no evidence of DID before therapy become florid, more depressed, and entrenched in the healthcare system until their coverage runs out.

I believe most of this is horseshit.

There are a lot of bad eggs out there. In every profession, there are scumbags. Who was it who said,

“What do you call someone who graduated medical school with a ‘D’ average?”

“Dr.”

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