The graphic above hints at the long-term traces childhood trauma can leave. The medical term for the long aftermath is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Childhood trauma, when very severe, can lead to a further disorder, the dissociated identity, called dissociative identity disorder (DID). DID is not yet well researched, and its diagnosis is controversial. This website is about one person's experiences with DID. It does not pretend to be comprehensive. Instead, it presents two personal vantage points: my view of the disease's history (Etiology) and my fictional treatment of a dissociative life. Under the topic Poetics, I discuss aesthetic aspects of this presentation as well as aspects of the culture we live with today. It is never too late -- talking helps.

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