People with Dissociative disorders are experience a disconnection and lack of continuity between thoughts, memories, surroundings, actions and identity. They escape reality in ways that are involuntary and unhealthy and cause problems with functioning in everyday life. Dissociative disorders usually develop as a reaction to trauma and help keep difficult memories at bay. People who experience long-term physical, sexual or emotional abuse during childhood are at greatest risk of developing dissociative disorders. There are several kinds of dissociative disorders. People with dissociative amnesia are unable to recall important personal events and information. People with dissociative identity disorder, once known as multiple personality disorder, have two or more separate identities that may not always be aware of each other’s memories, thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. And people with depersonalization-derealization disorder feel as though they have become detached from their own mental processes or bodies or are observing themselves from the outside.
Worried if you / your loved one have/has a Dissociative Disorder?
- Do you experience memory loss of certain time periods, events, people and personal information?
- Do you experience a sense of being detached from yourself and your emotions?
- Do you feel that the perception of the people and things around you is distorted and unreal?
- Have you experienced significant stress or problems in your relationships, work or other important areas of your life?
- Do you feel unable to cope well with emotional or professional stress?
- Have you ever felt depressed or anxiety, and/or have suicidal thoughts ever crossed your mind?
If you have said yes to most of the above, we might be able to help you.
Services we provide that can help you:
Brief Psychodynamic Therapy