Dissociation and Dissociatve Disorders
This section gives information about dissociation and dissociative disorders. It explains the different dissociative disorders, their symptoms and treatments. It explains how your carers, friends or relatives might be able to help you.
- If you dissociate you might have symptoms such as not feeling connected to your own body, or developing different identities.
- Dissociative disorders are a mental illness that affects the way you think. You may have the symptoms of dissociation, without having a dissociative disorder. You may have the symptoms of dissociation as part of another mental illness.
- There are lots of different causes of dissociative disorders.
- You may get medication and talking therapies for dissociative disorders.
This section covers:
- What is dissociation?
- What are the different types of dissociative disorder?
- What causes dissociation?
- How are dissociation and dissociative disorders treated?
- What treatment should I be offered?
- What if I am not happy with my treatment?
- What are self-care and management skills?
- What risks and complications can dissociation cause?
- What if I am a carer, friend or relative?
These pages are created by Rethink Mental Illness' Advice Service in accordance with the Information Standard. Last reviewed in January 2018. Next review January 2021.
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