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How can one cope with dissociation?
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In brief: Psychotherapy
The dissociative disorders are most frequently the result of severe trauma as a child.
Long-term insight oriented psychotherapy can help reintegrate the personality by processing the trauma in a more developmentally developed way.

In brief: Psychotherapy
The dissociative disorders are most frequently the result of severe trauma as a child.
Long-term insight oriented psychotherapy can help reintegrate the personality by processing the trauma in a more developmentally developed way.
Dr. William Drescher
Dr. William Drescher
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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Trauma therapist
With the assistance of a trauma therapist.
There is no one size fits all. After comprehensive evaluation and safely established in therapy (medications considered, etc), a useful text to consider is "Coping with Trauma Related Dissociation," by Boon, Steele, and Van Der Hart, all affiliated with the International Society for Trauma and Dissociation. Take care

In brief: Trauma therapist
With the assistance of a trauma therapist.
There is no one size fits all. After comprehensive evaluation and safely established in therapy (medications considered, etc), a useful text to consider is "Coping with Trauma Related Dissociation," by Boon, Steele, and Van Der Hart, all affiliated with the International Society for Trauma and Dissociation. Take care
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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cope vs heal
Dissociation is a complicated condition often prompted by trauma or overwhelming circumstances.
The dissociative experiences scale can measure the severity of the condition - and thus help direct you to appropriate psychotherapy. If there are relevant comorbid medical or emotional problems, treat them. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and exposure therapy works well. Grounding helps.

In brief: Cope vs heal
Dissociation is a complicated condition often prompted by trauma or overwhelming circumstances.
The dissociative experiences scale can measure the severity of the condition - and thus help direct you to appropriate psychotherapy. If there are relevant comorbid medical or emotional problems, treat them. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and exposure therapy works well. Grounding helps.
Dr. K. Olson
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
In DID, EMDR is of questionable benefit except for single isolated traumata. When the trauma is frequently repeated in both the past and the present, a psychodynamic, depth-psychological and ego state approach must be taken to get the alters to establish a peaceful detante. Abreactions will occur. I've been doing this type of tx for 28 yrs with good success with cult, and gov't mind ctrl victims.
Dr. Owen Scott
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Additional info
Dissociation is a normal mental function.
The first two replies make valid points about trauma-related dissociative disorders. A wide range of dissociative experiences (from mild to severe) triggered by emotional stress and anxiety can occur. Stress management skills can help with less severe dissociation (e.g., feeling unreal, emotional detachment). Seek more info & consult an experienced exper

In brief: Additional info
Dissociation is a normal mental function.
The first two replies make valid points about trauma-related dissociative disorders. A wide range of dissociative experiences (from mild to severe) triggered by emotional stress and anxiety can occur. Stress management skills can help with less severe dissociation (e.g., feeling unreal, emotional detachment). Seek more info & consult an experienced exper
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