I had told my therapist about getting the disability form back with everything but the DID diagnosis on it. She told me that they might have done it because there isn’t a lot of studies done on the impact of being DID on work and that many DID people are working and productive.
But apparently they have done lots of studies on how choosing to continue an addiction is disabling and interferes with life, work, and general productivity. I know that is not true. I know the government does not conduct studies or pay someone else to conduct studies on which illnesses, health issues, addictions or mental health issues are the most disabling. And what does it matter if everyone else in a grouping of people are working, if I can’t? It doesn’t.
This was just her stupid reason. It seems incredibly unscientific to be drawing conclusions about a mental health disorder that barely anything is known about. So most of us aren’t on disability, so what?
I cannot imagine someone in their right mind contending that someone with DID, who also has PTSD or CPTSD is fine and doesn’t need healing and support and isn’t going through a huge amount of emotional pain, conscious or unconscious, from the impact of their abusive childhood. No, they might not need govenerment assistance, but they are not untouched by health and mental health challenges.
Apparently the government thinks we are superheroes. Just because we can be superheroes, does that mean we can’t get help when we need it? Would Superman not qualify for disability if he got injured or went into a depression over the early loss of his parents and his home planet? I mean really.
Many people with PTSD or CPTSD are also very productive and working. Many of them manage their daily homelifes and lives without being on disability or going to a therapist. But then some need to go to therapy and then some need to get more help and some need to have help managing and need disability. I worked full-time until I was 40.
DID is far from being the only accurate diagnosis someone gets. But when we can’t work and are disabled due to the mental health issues, only some of them will be seen as real and acceptable reasons.
I am real. All of my reasons are real. All of their reasons and reasoning is wrong and innacurate, and the opposite of rational, certainly not science.