How can you tell if someone is faking?

The Short Answer

Unless you are an experienced professional who treats DID/OSDD patients and has spent time with the potential system in session, YOU CAN’T.

The Longer Answer

Do people fake dissociative disorders online? Yes. Is it our (or your) job to weed them out? No.

There is a lot of misinformation about these disorders, but it’s not our job to censor it or call anyone out. Instead, we take the high road and provide information and our life stories to combat it.

If you’d like to read the full position of the cafe on this topic, read this blog post on Fake-Claiming, Invalidating, and Self-Diagnosis. The TL;DR version is no one here is a medical professional who can either confirm or deny someone’s diagnosis.

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