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Re: DID, MDs, DSM, EMDR, etc. shelliR

Posted by Elizabeth on August 1, 2001, at 13:58:22

In reply to Re: DID, MDs, DSM, EMDR, etc. Elizabeth, posted by shelliR on July 31, 2001, at 23:55:33

> It is great. I just wish insurance would pay for it. I pay so much for insurance which covers my therapy and it's frustrating that they will only cover MDs, psychologists and social workers. The woman that I want to work with is a MA counselor and she is not covered, even though it would be cheaper for them.

I have the reverse problem: my insurance doesn't want me to see a psychiatrist for psychotherapy because they don't want to spend the extra $. (So they only pay for about half the cost of each session.)

> No, they talk to me, comment about things in general. Like, "you forgot to give us lunch" or "why is that lady so fat", stuff like that, unless I ask them deeper questions.

What does giving them lunch entail???

> > Does the aging occur at the same rate as real aging? Or do they age in a discontinuous fashion?
> Totally discontinuous.

That's weird. (Not that the rest of this stuff isn't weird.) Do you have any idea what triggers the aging?

> A past friend of mine (DID) had totally different eegs depending on which personality was out.

Yes, I've read about that sort of thing. Interesting stuff.

> The neurologists were clueless what was going on because this was before she was diagnosed.

You say that you find all this dissociating and so forth completely natural. Under those circumstances, I can see how it would be hard for a clinician to figure out what was going on.

> no, just valium makes me more grounded when I'm very dissociated. But some doctors don't like to give valium so they give me klonopin instead which isn't that helpful, but does help some.

They don't like to give Valium? Why not -- not trendy enough? < g >

> I hope to talk to my pdoc about bup and/or parnate. In my eight minutes I may only get to one. I have the option of seeing him as often as I want, it's just a pain to go there if I'm not down there already for therapy. And he hates phone calls.

He should get over it (the phone call thing). Doctors need to be on call, IMO.

> But sixteen is young to go away to college, emotionally, I would think. Did you adjust easily or was it difficult for you?

It is natural for me to be around older people, just like having several people in your head is natural for you. :-) (I'll let you be the judge of which one of us is weirder.)

> Is anyone else in your family depressed?

Yes, on both sides of my family. (no bipolar, AFAIK)





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