I have DID (Dissociative identity disorder) and I told my psychiatrist but he doesn’t believe me and thinks I am faking it for fun and for attention and instead he diagnosed me with schizophrenia. I got treated like a liar and no one believes me (therapist/ psychologist/ psychiatrist). It’s hurt so much to the point that I want to die.
- Thank you for reaching out to TeenCentral. You’re life, health and over all well being is important. It can be a frustrating situation when you are trying to have someone understand why you believe one thing over what they think.
- There is a free source that you can reach out to at anytime. It is important that you recognize your life is important. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) is free and is available to you 24/7. Any information you choose to share is completely confidential.
- There is a solution to making your concerns about your health present and clear. Discuss with your doctors why you believe you have DID over schizophrenia. Ask them to give you more information about why they believe you are schizophrenic and that should help you hold a better understanding.
- Write down the traits that make you believe you have DID and look into the traits for schizophrenia and see if you have any of those as well. Compare and seek out ways you can help yourself. No matter what the results come out as continue to work towards your life goals and make them possible for yourself to accomplish.
- What do the professionals (psychologist, Psychiatrist, and therapist) say about you as a person that makes them believe you are not DID ,but are Schizophrenic?
- What do your parents think or have to say about your concerns?
- What do they suggest you do to help/meet your health needs moving forward?