Tag: Dissociation & Trauma

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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The Cultural Distinctions In Whether, When And How People Engage In Suicidal Behaviour

The Cultural Distinctions In Whether, When And How People Engage In Suicidal Behaviour

By 2050, racial and ethnic minorities will make up more than half the U.S. population. That shift underscores the importance of understanding the unique suicide risk and protective factors of different groups, says University of Houston clinical psychology graduate student Mary O. Odafe, who along with colleagues have summarised the

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Facts About Women And Trauma

Facts About Women And Trauma

Facts About Women And Trauma. Traumatic events include physical, psychological and sexual abuse; terrorism and war; domestic violence; witnessing violence against others; and accidents and natural disasters. They can result in serious stress and detrimental consequences for survivors and their families. Approximately one half (50 percent) of all individuals will

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Brain Development Influences Childhood Trauma

Childhood Trauma Influences Brain Development

Childhood Trauma Influences Brain Development. Over the last twenty years, neuroscientists studying the brain have learned how fear and trauma influence the mature brain, and more recently, the developing brain. It is increasingly clear that experience in childhood has relatively more impact on the developing child than experiences later in

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Dissociated Identity Changing Psychologists’ Definition Of Self

Dissociated Identity Changing Psychologists’ Definition Of Self

Dissociated Identity Changing Psychologists’ Definition Of Self. There are three major dissociative disorders defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association: Dissociative amnesia. The main symptom is memory loss that’s more severe than normal forgetfulness and that can’t be explained by a

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