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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Danni M: I'm 15 and I've been in an almost constant state of dissociation since i was 14 (I'd guess around 8 months now) and I've been trying everything I've been recommended and seen online; nothing seems to help. My therapist seems like she has no idea what to do with me and I don't think I know what to do either, are there any methods that aren't commonly mentioned? i can't help but feel like this will never improve because i got help too late/:

T. Williams: wow I never realized the feeling had a word since I was a toddler whenever I laugh a lot in a loud room or get really angry or sad I feel like I'm numb and am watching myself as another person or my mind is slowing while everything spins my movements are slower I tend to repeat what I was saying
thank you for this video it is very helpful

Miguel Castillo: This doesn't sound like it deserves to be classified as dissociation; if you're sad, you're not necessarily depressed. Anyway, you will literally have a different perspective of reality. There isn't a "feeling" to it. All your senses will seem like they're being registered late, and then registered again! Sounds may "echo," especially loud ones! Try this, make a popping noise with your lips/mouth. Now, try to imagine what it sounded like a second ago? Can you still "hear" it? Look at your ceilings lights when you can. Then look away and try to "see" it in your head. It's scary! This is just my experience. Yours may be different. But I feel offended when someone who can easily come back to reality with things as simple as breathing deeply, is placed in the same "group" as me. I've been dissociated 24/7/365 for the last 7 years. Those "dissociative" moments we all experience are probably just people daydreaming or zoning out due to boredom or whatever. If you haven't been to the point that you've even tried antipsychotics (to no avail), you probably aren't dissociated. Also I have HPPD. It seems to be common with derealization/depersonalization. 👽

Hunter Hart: Very good informative video. I've been going through this for years and never could put a name on it. It's very relieving to have a starting point. Thank you for your time.

Curtis Unrau: why did you choose the monarch butterfly for your intro ?

green cinnamonsky: Is it considered dissociation, when you talk about yourself, your emotions, but you don't really feel the words? It's like words coming out of my mouth and I can't relate to them, I don't know if I'm making sense, and I feel so detached even though I'm talking about myself or some very emotional memory. Sometimes it's like I'm making it up, it's not even me who I am talking about. I could say anything and I wouldn't feel that it's off. And I'm normally very sensitive/ feel things deeply, but it's so hard to connect to myself when I want to talk about my emotions.
I was searching about this but haven't found any info yet...

Jonny Q: This might sound kinda strange, but with my anxiety, and agoraphobia my safe zone happens to be my bedroom, as soon as I leave my room my mind starts racing, let's say if I'm in another room in my house, my anxiety spikes up, I get dizzier etc, sometimes I even struggle going to the bathroom because I feel like I'm in a fun house without the fun

Medina Lake: I had an experience where I felt like I was going to run out of my body or somethinh once... I wadn't physically watching myself, but felt kind of like that. Like something really scary was going to happen. Sometimes driving at night, it feels like a time warp or something/really dizzying. Is this dissociation?

Sparrow Wise: I touch my thumb to each of my fingers. I also got a tattoo on my hand that says SAFE. It helps me to remember I am here in the present. <3

Mekaila John: I used to experience that waking up feeling all the time when I was younger. it always felt like I'd been sleeping or something for years, and then wham, I was on the bus going to school. it's frightening, disorienting and scary. and it would take me a minute to grasp my bearings. I never knew it was discribed as dissociation.

Mrs Aplina: I am currently having CBT and working towards my EMDR :)

Lisa Geddes: could see you make a good therapist, mine never talked. 5 sessions i lasted or 7 im not sure. then i though maybe there aint anything wrong with me hha.
pokey mike things aswell, therapists need to have a laugh (y) u do well

Futures: the DSM is a nonsense there are no disorders only reactions/interactions to the lives we lead within a particular culture in a particular time = eg this culture pathologises the individual and the labels them as 'disordered' or 'ill' offer them drugs or talking while largely ignoring the harms within the culture

Christabelle Tatti: but most of the time when I am dissociating, and I try.grounding.myself, I will feel more anxious and have mini panic attacks afterwards. Why is that?

Gloria Peta: You're a wonderful counselor! Everything you teach makes complete sense! What state are you in? I'm in Shillington, Pa.

Sierra Hoyland: I don't know if what I have is this but sometimes it's like I'm floating in my head and it's like I'm looking out at the world but it doesn't feel real it's like I'm looking out of someone else's eyes and sometimes I begin to question everything my body tingles and I know one time in high school it happened right as I was about to drive to school and I completely forgot how to drive for a few minute

IamWhoIAm MeantToBe: Can dissociation be like staring into space drifting away and then later when you come back to reality you've realised that time has passed and you don't know what happened in that lost time?

QueenCuddles: I have C PTSD. I smell lemon. it helps.

Andrew: Are dissociation disorders related to psychosis. Shared my symptoms to a professional and they told me I had psychosis.

SlothInSpace: is this a ne...oh wait its not a new host

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