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Dissociative Disorder Devyn Moore & Emily Wienczek
Dissociative Disorder Dissociative disorders (DD) are conditions that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity or perception. People with dissociative disorders use dissociation, a defense mechanism, pathologically and involuntarily.
Fun Facts DID is diagnosed nine times more often in females than in males A history of severe abuse is thought to be associated with DID Some researchers are of the opinion that sex offenders who truly suffer from DID are best identified using a structured interview.
Fun Facts Hypnosis is sometimes used to help people with DID learn more about their personality states in the hope of their gaining better control of those states.
Symptoms Lapses in memory (dissociation), particularly of significant life events, like birthdays, weddings, or birth of a child Experiencing blackouts in time, resulting in finding oneself in places but not recalling how one traveled there
Symptoms Being frequently accused of lying when they do not believe they are lying Finding items they have clearly written but are in handwriting other than their own Hearing voices inside their head that are not their own Not recognizing themselves in the mirror Feeling unreal Feeling like more than one person
Types of Treatment Psychotherapy- This kind of therapy for mental and emotional disorders uses psychological techniques to encourage communication of conflicts and problems. Cognitive therapy- This type of therapy focuses on changing dysfunctional thinking.
Types of Treatment Medication - There is no medication to treat the dissociative disorders themselves. However, a person with a dissociative disorder who also suffers from depression or anxiety might benefit from treatment with a medication Creative therapies (art therapy, music therapy) - These therapies allow the patient to explore and express his or her thoughts and feelings in a safe and creative way
Daily Life People might disappear Not remember saying or doing certain things Have completely different lives (houses, girl/boyfriends, wardrobe, etc.) People may write notes or do other things to help them remember what they did or what they were doing
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