That's what I thought. People who trivialize mood disorders don't realize the scariness of the actual situation.Yes. With therapy they can find ways to communicate, but DID can go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years because the patient isn't entirely aware of what is happening.
Being unlucky enough to have something as severe as DID, foregoing how horrible even "lesser" things like borderline and bipolar are (the two more commonly self diagnosed things I see on tumblr as well) isn't some sort of badge of honor.
Like god knows some days I feel like erupting in the middle of my customer service based job and almost do, then I remember that I'll be canned almost instantly. It's taken me a looooong time and a looooot of medicating to control myself even as much as I do now. But hey, if people want my struggle, they can have it.
And the thing is, if I ever have episodes, and I look back upon them, it doesn't seem like me. That's more terrifying than anything. I don't have DID personally, but another mood disorder, yet I find it to be very shameful. I spent some time denying that I'd had symptoms until it almost killed me, and then when I consulted with my psych, it felt as if the burden had been lifted from my shoulders, but they're still very stigmatized and thought to be quite terrifying in general. And the explanation for that's fairly reasonable. Even for the person living with them, it's a horrific experience. Not something you flaunt on goddamn camera.