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Define ANP and EP

So let’s try to define ANP and EPDD-BPD-DID

Each person has only one personality
likewise if they suffer a OSDD or a DID !

The ANP part doesn’t experience the EP part (holding trauma) as a  part of the own personality (of themselves)
Al ANP’s experience themselves as ‘the real me, the normal me’  and live daily life (identity disorder: which life e.g. ANP part is really ‘me’)

An ANP is a Host, an identifiable part of the personality, an act system, an Apparently Normal Personality
ANP’s don’t do to personification. They focus purely on tasks of everyday life and leave aside the EP’s of their consciousness mind.
The influence of EP’s that they do experience, they experience not as a part of their own lives (they think it’s not a part of me)

An EP is an Emotional Part (traumatized) of the Personality.
EP’s don’t do to presentification (don’t live in the present time).
They only think from out the past and don’t take notice of the fact that it’s already 2014.

type 1,2 and 3 PTSD

levels of Structural Dissociation (SD)

In case of a OSDD

SD level II, there is one ANP and a lot more EP’s. Those EP’s don’t completely take over the consciousness mind of the ANP. So the ANP stays more a less in contact with the EP’s.

In case of a DID
SD level III there are more than one ANP, and the EP’s can take over the consciousness mind of that or that particular ANP on that moment (that cause losing time in the daily functioning of the ANP’s). Amnesia is therefore also a typical symptom that goes with a tertiary dissociation of the personality.

ANP¹ Apparently Normal Personality (lives in the present time)
EP² Emotional Personality part (trauma related to the past)

For more clinical info see:
Ph.D. E.R.S. Nijenhuis working at the Mental health care department Drenthe-Assen
Ph.D. Onno van der Hart, Psychotraumatologist
K. Steele, MN, cs

Book advise: The Haunted Self

ANP and EP development

ANP and EP development

ANP EPand the four head emotions of our being.

So I tried to define the ANP and the EP in my own words.
And I also tried to explain the levels of a Structural Dissociation in my own words

But now the next question could be:
How and when does that all starts to develop itself?

To understand things I create maps/charts in my schematic thinking brain. I need to make things schematically visible so I can build a better understanding of all that I learn. I don’t know if that way of thinking comes with me also suffering a ASD (autistic Asperger), but some of those schematically thoughts I want to share with you all. So I did make some maps/charts which I close in.
Although, the biggest compliment already goes to my own therapist at the Dutch TRTC Assen-Drenthe (B.M.C.).
He didn’t give up on me and took the challenge to educate me and to help me out to get started with integrating traumatized experiences and reducing my PTSD DID symptoms. We still have a long way to go, but I have renewed hope that I still can learn how to live as a completed personality and leave the surviving mode behind me.
That fight will go on, and with the help of my therapist I won’t give up.
And again I cry out to my therapist or one of the other Dutch Kings of traumatology to adjust my thinking if I go badly wrong here.

But enough feathers in the *BIEP* of my therapist,
back to the maps/charts in my Traumatized tertiary DID-ASD brain.
And hopefully it starts a nice discussion of how DID ANP’s and EP’s develop itself.

So let’s go to the four head emotions we are all born with,

and which are a part of our own biological determinants. Those four emotions gives an infant the direct instinct to react on hunger, pain, sickness, pleasure, warm feelings, etc..

1. Fear
2. Joy – Pleasure
3. Anger
4. Grief – sadness

These four emotions are needed to start developing an own personality.
I’m convinced that those four head emotions also take part in the development of DID-ANP’s (at a very young age) and that they are the bases of developing the daily life ANP+EP’s handling (act) system.

If an infant goes through a normal early stage of life development than the head emotions are integrated to start building of an own personality.
Within DID one, more of even all four of those head emotions didn’t integrate. They started out building separate identifiable parts of the personality – Apparently Normal Personality parts; ANP’s (and EP’s) handling (act) systems, which are stable over time, place, thinking, feelings, memories, and also act stable from a task that they are the best in to handle or to manage. From this task they interact with each other and environment.

So I dare to say and write that those head emotions are forming the base of the handling parts, the act systems – the Apparently normal personality parts (ANP’s) of DID clients.

I’m not a researcher, clinician or Ph.D. psychologist, so I can only give to you all the maps/charts that goes in my brain. And which I can recognize as how I did survive and how I’m functioning as a traumatized tertiary DID client. The theory of the structural dissociation gives my weird being a raison d ‘ être.

I survived, I survive and I exist as ‘me’.
As one traumatized personality with more than one identifiable Apparently Normal personality part.

DID, the tertiary structural dissociation of the personality – complex PTSD, level III !

take notice of the color switch !





DID and BPD in one? (Pag.1)

Part IDID and BPD in oneDD-BPD-DID

Is DID a form of a Borderline Personality disorder?
And can a person have both BPD and DID at the same time?

My own answer to both of these questions is: No 

but these are serious and often asked questions that needs more attention, but sometimes seems a forbidden subject to talk about. Why? Personally I think, it’s a problem because this subject goes under the influence of 4 groups with different meanings and opinions.

  1. One group says: ‘No DID doesn’t exists it’s an therapeutic iatrogenic artifact, and the disorder is a severe form of a BPD
  2. Another group says: ‘Yes DID exist as a trauma related tertiary structural dissociation (only level 3)
  3. Another group says: ‘Yes DID exist but level 2 and level 3 are the same (BPD+DDnos the same as DID)’ and the disorder goes always hand in hand with a personality disorder such as BPD
  4. And another group diagnosed BPD+OSDD (DDnos) clients can’t accept the diagnoses and dominates al sort of community’s in presenting: ‘we don’t have BPD-OSDD (DDnos), we are the same as those with a DID because we also suffer of an identity problem and switching behavior between personality states, so I also have an identity disorder

In the middle of that ongoing discussion goes stuck: DID and BPD-OSDD (DDnos) traumatized clients with the highly need for more effective (therapy) treatment possibilities at the appearance of their own distinctive and specific trauma related disorder that causes severe agony and daily suffering. But to see that happen there needs to be more research in declaring the difference between the secondary en tertiary dissociation of the personality.

There has been enough research that says both levels (secondary and tertiary) are without a doubt trauma related. But then a less they are distinctly different from each other. So treatment policy should also be different and I will try to explain why I’m that meaning.

I will start with writing a little bit more about my own 48years of psychiatric experiences with both of those live time disorders, and the distinctly difference between those disorders DID and BPD (+DD). Also both have identity problems and switching behavior between different personality states. But the switching behavior within those two disorders are distinctly different from each other.

In my writing I will point out:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder as BPD mature cause: psychological neglect of the young child
  • Dissociative Disorders (very divers) as DD² (OSDD) mature cause: Al sorts of Traumatic experiences during childhood and or teens
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder as DID³ mature cause: repeatedly psychical and or sexual abuse during the very premature stage of live (very young child)

levels of trauma related Structural Dissociation of the personality:

  • BPD+OSDD² as SSD the secondary SD (traumatized level 2)
  • DID³ as TSD the tertiary SD (traumatized level 3)
  • Both disorders are Trauma related Complex PTSD type II and III.

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end of part I go to part II can BPD and DID accur at the same time