PTSD and Dissociative Disorder

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by cassandra, Aug 18, 2007.

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  1. cassandra

    cassandra Anitiquities Friend

    I have PTSD and Dissociative Disorder. Lately one of my mental health-care people suggested that I had different 'ego-states' which are inner children sort of trapped at the times of extreme abuse. I started asking myself questions when I was behaving in an irrational or immature fashion and I found myself in contact with these inner children.

    I remember reading about 'the inner child' years and years ago, but never 'inner children'. Now I spend time reassuring them, and it has reduced the number of episodes of inappropriate behavior and has shortened the times that these episodes occur.

    Anyone else heard of this or experienced it?

    TIA
     
  2. lost_child

    lost_child Well-Known Member

    yes I have this, I'm still pretty new to learning about this and have only recentely been told this is what happens to me when I'm triggered by something, or sometimes for no apprente reason. I was abused my different people, my coounsellor says I have inner children, basically each age I was when the abuser changed that child is locked inside and sometimes comes out through me. Osrry I've not explained it very well, its all very confusing for me. sorry
     
  3. cassandra

    cassandra Anitiquities Friend

    You've explained it very well, lost_child, and it is a confusing topic. I had different abusers too, and the abuse went on for several years. I don't have multiple personalities/Dissociative Identity disorder, just these inner kids who get very angry, sad, and scared.

    Thank you for responding and pm me if you'd like.
     
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