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I have very strong feelings about this. Clearly. 17 pages worth.

Great big thanks to ~oboe-wan and *PlayinTheDead for the mountain of help they gave me on this.

Big ups also to =TheSkaBoss for helping me out with some of the finer points of DID/DA.

EDIT: 20/7/13 I want to give a special thank you to ^NicSwaner, for the DD and for understanding how important this piece is to me/in general.
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A Guide to Writing Combat-Related Mental Illness is a must-read guide by =doughboycafe for any writer planning to explore psychological trauma. ( Featured by Nichrysalis )
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Fulcrum45 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent piece. I think this is the most thorough guide I've seen here on DA. I'll have to refer back to this when I start working on a relevant project of mine. Thanks for writing this!
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doughboycafe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks, I really appreciate the comment, and I hope it proves useful.
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anapests-and-ink Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
(finally posting a comment...:blush:)

I found this very helpful, not just for writing but for understanding people in general. I know a couple people who have illnesses covered in this guide. It's good to have something like this to refer to (for myself, not for them). Thank you so much for writing this! It's truly invaluable.
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doughboycafe Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Writer
:heart: I´m always happy to see you, whenever you show up.

I hope that it is helpful, not just for writing. The funny thing is Repression is totally something everyone does. Conflict resolution classes and therapy sessions are basically lessons in how not to repress and cultivate fear around an emotion, so I thought it was something that might be useful for everyone!
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assureastheskyisblue Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
I have to write a narrative for my English final assignment, and this will really come in handy! Thankyou for the fantastic information :)
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doughboycafe Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Writer
You are more than welcome :)
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heronwolf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heya! I've just featured you here: fav.me/d6gqhjc
Have a fantastic day ;-)
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doughboycafe Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much!
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FreakieGeekie Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Best guide I've ever read on dA because you've cited all your sources so the readers can do more research on their own :highfive:
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doughboycafe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much. I'm so glad so many people came out and responded to it. The kindness is overwhelming.
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