Common thinking errors
common thinking errors caused by abuse/rape/trauma
* When you believe the you could have known what was going to happen before it was possible to know it.
* Believing that you overlooked certain "signs"; such as a thought, feeling, dream, intuition, etc.
* Sometimes people view prior "signs" as omens as it can give an illusion of control over the event
* Some people will subconsciously alter their memories of an event to include these "omens" as it can be less painful to blame oneself for missing these "signs" than to feel powerless.
2.Confusing the possibility that you could have prevented the event with the belief that you caused it.
* Often hindsight bias leads to the mistaken belief that you "could somehow have prevented" the event, and therefore you "actually caused it".
3. Failing to consider or accept this biological truth:
DID is not schizophrenia
I am so so so sick of people thinking that DID is schizophrenia... sick of explaining to people over and over that they are NOT the same and that one DOES NOT develop into the other.
So, I would like to compare the two disorders, Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder. To shed light and more understanding about these two mental disorders.
Schizophrenia is probably one of the most stigmatized mental disorders. It seems that in so many cases, dealing with this disorder is just too much for some family members and the person suffering from the disorder loses family support and any help that they could provide. People suffering from this disorder tend not to stay in treatment and tend not to take the medications that have been prescribed for them. This can definitely cause a lot of upheaval within the family. Schizophrenics sometimes hear voices that seem to come from outside themselves. Not all schizophrenics hear these voices, but many do. If medication is