Saturday, 24 August, 2019

Tag: Dissociation & Trauma

auma Associated Sleep Disorder

Trauma Associated Sleep Disorder

Nightmares and disruptive nocturnal behaviours that develop after traumatic experiences have long been recognized as having different clinical characteristics that overlap with other established parasomnia diagnoses. The inciting experience is typically in the setting of extreme traumatic stress coupled with periods of sleep disruption and/or deprivation. The limited number of laboratory-documented cases and symptomatic overlap with rapid

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Six Myths About Dissociative Identity Disorder (Part 2)

Six Myths About Dissociative Identity Disorder (Part 2)

MYTH 4: DID IS AN IATROGENIC DISORDER RATHER THAN A TRAUMA-BASED DISORDER One of the most frequently repeated myths is that DID is iatrogenically created. Proponents of this view argue that various influences—including suggestibility, a tendency to fantasise, therapists who use leading questions and procedures, and media portrayals of DID—lead some vulnerable

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Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder

Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder

Depersonalization/derealization disorder is a type of dissociative disorder that consists of persistent or recurrent feelings of being detached (dissociated) from one’s body or mental processes, usually with a feeling of being an outside observer of one’s life (depersonalization), or of being detached from one’s surroundings (derealization). The disorder is often

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Dissociative Amnesia

Dissociative Amnesia

Dissociative amnesia is one of a group of conditions called dissociative disorders. Dissociative disorders are mental illnesses that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, consciousness, awareness, identity, and/or perception. When one or more of these functions is disrupted, symptoms can result. These symptoms can interfere with a person’s general functioning, including

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Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) is thought to be a complex psychological condition that is likely caused by many factors, including severe trauma during early childhood (usually extreme, repetitive physical, sexual, or emotional abuse). Is Dissociative Identity Disorder? Most of us have experienced mild dissociation, which

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