Dissociation, what is it, how do we deal with it? Mental Heath with Kati Morton

Dissociation, what is it, how do deal it? Mental Heath Videos with Kati Morton Dissociation is a term in psychology describing a wide array of experiences from mild detachment from immediate surroundings to more severe detachment from physical and emotional experience. It is commonly displayed on a continuum. The major characteristic of all dissociative phenomena involves a detachment from reality -- rather than a loss of reality as in psychosis. In mild cases, dissociation can be regarded as a coping mechanism or defense mechanisms in seeking to master, minimize or tolerate stress -- including boredom or conflict. At the nonpathological end of the continuum, dissociation describes common events such as daydreaming while driving a vehicle. Further along the continuum are non-pathological altered states of consciousness. More pathological dissociation involves dissociative disorders, including dissociative fugue and depersonalization disorder with or without alterations in personal identity or sense of self. These alterations can include: a sense that self or the world is unreal (depersonalization and derealization); a loss of memory (amnesia); forgetting identity or assuming a new self (fugue); and fragmentation of identity or self into separate streams of consciousness (dissociative identity disorder, formerly termed multiple personality disorder) and complex post-traumatic stress disorder. Dissociative disorders are sometimes triggered by trauma, but may be preceded only by stress, psychoactive substances, or no identifiable trigger at all. The ICD-10 classifies conversion disorder as a dissociative disorder. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders groups all dissociative disorders into a single category. Although some dissociative disruptions involve amnesia, other dissociative events do not. Dissociative disorders are typically experienced as startling, autonomous intrusions into the person's usual ways of responding or functioning. Due to their unexpected and largely inexplicable nature, they tend to be quite unsettling. Kati Morton, MFTI Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/katimorton Subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=katimorton Playlist Complete "Healthy Mind, Healthy Body!": https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqzvKjM9HCbL1sWxsWJSRLNK Types of Eating Disorders: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqz_CKEMjHx8o-umO1TzzaDr Eating Disorders Explained: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAB41960D35357E06 Dietitian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqx8b27IXCAQNcpfMtcwmiXD Self-Harm: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqxUuzhjHu7Ra_UyKd4tEde2 Live Broadcasts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqxDKOXuVu3Uho-409fNOEAl Kind words from you: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_loxoCVsWqxJnRXSOBkq1bKm6S8vUE_M Help Techniques: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL14F50E070238DF4E My other sites: My Website: https://www.katimorton.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/katimorton Tumblr: https://www.katimorton.tumblr.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katimorton1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/katimorton1 Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CLrH/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Mitchell Davis talks Agoraphobia, OCD & Panic Attacks | On The Couch Ep. 3 with Kati Morton" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra8gUzMUuXY -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-

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yindyamarra: I came here looking for a answer to what's happening to me, i did thanks ,
I had to watch a go back over this 5 times, I just kept having like a vision and miss time,

Emily Carter: I got a huge dissociative episode when my car broke down on the freeway, lol. It was just kind of funny because I used to have ptsd and panic disorder, so dissociation would happen to me all the time and freak me out to no end, but I eventually accepted the reality of what it was and as a result was less worrisome about it. So it was funny to see it happen to me years later just because my car broke down.

Emily Carter: I love your face

Gwendalis Ruiz: Thank you for this...was recently diagnosed with dissociative traits.

John Poe: Thanks for vid, i had it in childhood, adult children of alcoholics literature brought a name to something i experienced long ago, and your vid has helped me understand what happened......i am alive and enjoying life, so grateful, i am more than just survived !

haleylindemann: My tip-repeat to yourself what is happeneing.

anita D: hey kati i have a very importan question .. and it would be a big realive if it would be answerd.

i had a traumatic childhood i have been physicly and emotionaly abused for years .. since than i dealed with depression anxiety selfharm anorexia and maladpative daydreaming .. and now after 7 years i feel much much better i have beaten my eating disorder and all the other mental illnesses a mentioned besides the maladpative daydreaming.. and it doesend make sense because now i have nothing to get stressed about i am happy but i lately daydream even more and the intensity is enormously.. can u please tell me why that is

Tasha Gagnon: It helps to ground me to wear a rubber band on my wrist and snap it a few times when I feel this happening.

Hilde Myran: Think i started doing this already as 5 year old. Cause i have flashback (one of my flashbacks)when i see myself from outside my body. Seing myself being (s) abused. Also had other experiences as 5 year old. Like when i was running i could run really long steps. Almost like flying between the steps. Another episode i know what happend (not dissosiating) but remember the smell and the fear because he held my head. (forcing me to...yeah,,i hate details. Never said it out loud). After those years of sexual abuse and a alcoholic mother (cant even remember her ever being home, only me being with her at her drinking pals) i think i haveused dissosiation daily. Still do, though now im more aware that i do after telling my "secret". (after 40 years in silence). I also think i mighthave some kind of emotinal flashbacks, but not sure how that is. For me i kinda freeze, but not tense. My tears just pors out..cantmove, cant run, cant control it.

nohat 1375: : (

frugal Mum: if it is a protective measure why should I remove it? This keeps coming up internally. Help?!

emmybeans1: I've been in a state of dissociation for 9 years now. I have only had a 3 day break from it when I was on a medication that stopped working and later began to cause psychosis about 2 years ago. It's a struggle and nothing helps. I am currently doing CBT and DBT and no grounding methods help. It consumes my life and it's gotten so bad that I can no longer work or drive. Does anyone else have it to this extreme?

Hannah Elliott: is this why I see someone else's face in strangers? Like I have ptsd bad and I see someone with similar features and I am convinced it's my perpetrator... but it's not.

Slim Estrada: Dear Kati. Thanks you making this video. For me, dissociation is a source of shame. I also have flashbacks to times when i used to dissociate. Flashbacks are in some way (as I see it) a form of dissociation.
I like your channel a lot, it's inclusive, and you make me feel more human!. Thx

TheClairbear: Can you do more on this subject? I dissociate for long periods of times and the thing that I struggle with is when I come back down, it's been months.

Mell Lenz: love this!! I rub my fingers to ground myself. I also have a 'happy' shelf with things that each "me" loves so if I'm having a hard time "flipping" to who is needed or from who is harmful, I can go to this shelf and look at the things to essentially call out another me. :) hope this helps someone else. (I have created my own terms before I knew what was happening that's why they are in quotes)

Bhanupratapsingh Bhanupratapsingh: now I understand the mystery of supernatural.

Rose Ciulla: Lavender smells strong and very calming, to me at least and in clarifying..... Peppermint really clear the head too, great for head pressure... Headaches.

remainingembers: Is just feeling absent or not in the moment part of it? I feel like a lot of my life I've struggled with this. Even in elementary school I would have no idea what was going on in class I would just be there and feel really not present and like I was in a long dream. And I was always quiet and just not my own present person....

Crustation fish: I use eye movement

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