Karen answers Gabriel

Richard Baer on Apr 16th 2013

Comment by Gabriel on 15 Jul 2012 at 1:19 pm

Karen. If you became ill from a brain injury how would you want to be treated? What I mean by my question has to do with your complex mind cured your mpd so you must know the secret to brain dysfunction on many levels. I may sound crazy but I am only curious about you. Had any doctor requested your advice? Book inspired me to major in neurology. Thank you.

Dear Gabriel,

Thank you for your question; it’s a very good question indeed! I’m glad to hear my story inspired you to go into the field of Neurology. We most certainly need more interest in this area.

I highly doubt that I know the secret to brain dysfunction. I’ve been through quite a bit, which is true, but my illness has always been a mystery to me, too. One thing for sure is that to heal you need support from those who not only believe in you but who are there for you time and again. It’s important to have good listeners who will work with you, not against you, and have medical professionals who will not simply give you a drug to “fix” anything.

In my opinion, I started healing once all drugs were removed. I believe the mind is powerful and can heal without the use of drugs. There was a time, early in my therapy, when Dr. Baer tried his best to treat me with drugs he assumed could be helpful. They were not. I believe Multiple Personality Disorder, now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder, is best treated with less medication and more talk therapy. Multiplicity needs more research; it is often thought of as a “made-up” condition. It is not.

Yes, there have been many doctors who have written to me on this blog and I answered them to the best of my knowledge.

Karen

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