Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

If you are suffering from a dissociative disorder, call Dr. Taji Huang of Los Angeles for help today. Dissociative disorder can be manifested through a myriad of symptoms ranging from amnesia to alternative identities. An individual suffering from this disorder may experience a disconnection between their actions, identity, surroundings, memories and thoughts. Trauma is one of the primary causes of this disorder and the symptoms are the result of an effort to suppress negative memories surrounding the trauma. Stress can cause these symptoms to intensify or trigger a reaction. Psychotherapy is helpful for those who are coping with this disorder. Treatment may help sufferers adapt to new methods of dealing with the disorder and help them discover avenues leading to an increasingly productive, healthy lifestyle.

Types Of Dissociative Disorders

There are three major types of dissociative disorders. Dissociative amnesia is associated with severe memory loss where the individual is unable to recall information about themselves, other people or events from their life. An episode can last anywhere from minutes to years. It may cause the person to travel or wander away in a state of confusion.

Dissociative identity disorder is also known as “multiple personality disorder.” A person suffering from dissociative identity disorder may act as though they have multiple identities or start hearing voices in their head. They may even have identities with separate genders, a unique voice or possibly physical qualities such as eye problems. This type of disorder can also include having dissociative amnesia.

Depersonalization-derealization disorder can be either an ongoing or singular episode. It involves a person feeling detached or outside of themselves, watching a movie of their life. They may also feel that the world seems foggy and in an ethereal, dreamlike state. These symptoms can occur simultaneously or separately, and can persist for minutes or years.

Symptoms

If you feel that you or someone you know may have this disorder, it is important to look for symptoms such as:

  • Memory Loss
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Thoughts Of Suicide
  • Detachment From Reality
  • Distorted Feelings About The World
  • Blurred Identity

Intense stress and problems in relationships or other important facets of your life may be a possible symptom as well. If you can recognize these symptoms within yourself or someone you know and love, contact Dr. Taji today. As a psychologist with a broad scope of practice, and experience helping individuals who have dissociative disorder she can be a life preserver in a sea of uncertainty.

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