Ive been reading about this and took this extract from the web.
We are not freaks; we are people forced to carry burdens beyond human endurance. We were smart enough not to go insane but to split. It was the best we could do. That isn’t a freak; it’s someone being denied the help they desperately needed and resorting to extreme measures to save themselves. Would you call a shipwreck survivor who got an infection and had to chop of his own arm to save the rest of him a freak? No, you’d say, “Wow, that was brave” Well, that is what you are: brave. You hid the pain to protect yourself and did what you had to stay alive. That is brave, not freaky.
I think that most of us have dual addicions of disorders.SO love addiction is but one side of things.Especially for those of us with alot of childhood trauma. If you can identify with the above,try readin g more about this disorder.Its very interesting.Might just help someone. Sometimes its so easy to say IM DEPRESSED...Thats vague. I think there are many more explanations to why we feel as we do and we are only scratching the surface in understanding personalilty disorders and addicions ,etc