Dissociative Disorders

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About Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative disorders involve impairment with memory, identity, emotions, perceptions, behavior, and self-awareness.  Typically, dissociative disorders include experiences of detachment from one’s self. These phenomena are called depersonalization or derealization.  

Dissociative Disorder Symptoms

There are three types of dissociative disorders. 

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative identity disorder is associated with overwhelming experiences, traumatic events, and/or abuse that occurred in childhood. Dissociative identity disorder was previously referred to as multiple personality disorder.
Symptoms of dissociative identity disorder (criteria for diagnosis) as provided by the American Psychological Association (APA) include:

Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder

Symptoms of Depersonalization/derealization disorder involves the significant ongoing or recurring experience of one or both conditions These symptoms, as provided by the American Psychological Association (APA), include:

Dissociative Amnesia

Dissociative amnesia involves not being able to recall information about oneself (not normal memory loss). This amnesia is usually related to a traumatic or stressful event and may be:

How can The Serenity Center help with Dissociative Disorders?

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, The Serenity Center is here to help. Our team is trained to understand dissociative disorders and the individual needs of the patient. If you need help managing your dissociative symptoms, The Serenity Center provides:

You do not have to do this alone. Dissociative disorder is a serious condition, but it doesn’t have to ruin your life. A solid treatment plan does take time to accomplish, but you are worth it. Set up an appointment today, and our team will give your case the individual care and support you need to enjoy life again.

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