Encina Severa: Living With DID & Co-Occurring Disorders - MedCircle

Encina Severa: Living With DID & Co-Occurring Disorders

5 Sessions

Not only is Encina living with dissociative identity disorder (DID) - she also has depression, PTSD, and more. Learn how she copes with them in this series.

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5 Sessions

Not only is Encina living with dissociative identity disorder (DID) - she also has depression, PTSD, and more. Learn how she copes with them in this series.

  • Access 50+ In-Depth Series
  • Ask Our Doctors Live — Weekly
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About the Series

We first sat down with Encina in 2018 to discuss what it’s like to live with 11 personalities and dissociative identity disorder (DID). However, we didn’t get the full picture. In this series, we flesh out Encina’s full mental health journey, which includes dealing with major depressive disorder with mixed features, complex PTSD, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Encina also details how life has been since we last sat down with her, what it was like growing up and coping with these mental health disorders, and her treatment path.

“Hearing someone else say ‘I want to want to live’ hit me so hard. I've said that in the past and no one could understand what I meant. Hearing someone else say it in the same context brought me to tears, thank you.”

Rarr R.

Rarr R.

Who Is This Series For?

This is for anyone who wants to hear the struggles of a variety of mental health issues from someone who has experienced them. If you are already familiar with Encina or curious to hear someone’s personal mental health journey, this is the series for you.

Some of What You Will Learn

  • Encina’s personal experience living with depression, C-PTSD, PMDD, DID, and other ailments.

  • What has worked and failed as Encina pursues her recovery.

  • Encina’s traumatic yet inspirational story of overcoming all odds.

“I want to want to live.”

Encina Severa

Encina Severa

Session Overview

  • Session1

    Encina’s Mental Health History & Living With 11 Personalities

    Encina Severa discusses the events that lead to her diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder and shares her other mental health struggles.

    27m
  • Session2

    How Encina Copes with Major Depressive Disorder with Mixed Features

    In this session, you will hear the severe struggles Encina has faced from depression and her other diagnoses. She also discusses what self-help strategies that work for her and the advice she received from her therapist.

    18m
  • Session3

    How Encina Copes with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    From unimaginable childhood abuse, Encina explains that she developed C-PTSD. In this session, she explains how c-ptsd affects her and how she is coping.

    20m
  • Session4

    How Encina Copes with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

    In this session, Encina discusses her PMDD, endometriosis, and more.

    10m
  • Session5

    How Encina Found Treatment for Each Condition

    The emotional conclusion of this series, reveals Encina’s desire to want to want to live and how she is staying strong in spite of her mental health struggles.

    24m

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