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 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
gemma ackland: first I thought I was experiencing psychosis every now and then, so I watched your video on that and it didn't quite describe it. so I thought maybe its dissociation, but nope, this video doesn't quite describe it either. I literally feel possessed at times, feel so numb and impulsive, people say my behaviour is erratic and strange. I do fkd up shit when like that, i'm lucky to almost always have someone around me to step in so I don't get in serious trouble :')
52 HERTZ: i remember dissociating in a young age (between 8) what does it mean?
Kintsugi Kronhjort: For years I talked with people without effect. None noticed, or if they did, they didn't help me with my extreme dissociation. Not until it was almost too late was I explained about k-ptsd, and mindfulness. Mindfullness is the way to become present, and accept is the way to stay present. Help with this is superhard, and when I returned back home, none of the therapists had any idea how to help me with my diagnosis. i tried telling them how they could help me, like Modum Bad helped me, that's in Norway btw, but they were so clueless I started dissociating more...It felt like when I talked they loved it, because they got to jot down stuff on their journal, but no help for me. I'm fighting the system to get the help I need, and I hope I get back to Modum Bad soon. I want my life back. I train hard everyday to be present, and allow myself the breaks my brain wants for me. It's important not to criticize yourself negatively whenever you can't stay present. Just take care of your needs <3 Food, water, warmth/cold, hygiene, rest <3 Good smelling/tasting things. Blanket. Tea. whatever makes you comfortable <3 https://www.enklereliv.no/massasjeball-sett.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiA-ebSBRC8ARIsAGuxJIrTsz1dtH9xiO1PgvAaPGj1paEKxwuJ317qfE1XFt77hr_fSQfqp0UaAnCoEALw_wcB These has helped me for three years now, and they will always be in my home <3
Thank you for the video, kati. I hope I can get help and start living my life <3
Good luck all others who struggle!
H0melesss: I've had drd and dpd for two years now. everything is getting so much worse. Its just been getting so so much worse. I've been off my meds a while and can't afford them anymore, nor see my therapist. I use to be able to get back to "normal" but I don't know normal anymore. I've forgotten everything. I'm scared.
Karen Lalonde: i have been on medication all kinds of it since i was 7 yrs old im now 50 and im still lost and afraid and my mom just dies last week im having a hard time i was diagnosed with manic depresion and dissociation disorder,,im not seeing,any one i live in a small town and im alone here i have no friends to talk to no one at all,im so afraid and scared ,i dont know why im writing this on here i guess its because i saw u on her caught my attention hugs from canada xo
Franky P: i was watching cat videos. how did i end up here?
Marcus NL: When you dissociate or when you step back, it’s too late to do all these “tricks”. You make it sounds so easy
نزار السالمي: Hugs for all the depersonalized out there, stay strong
Eric Overturf: Do as many BPD vids as you can
Saneka: You are lovely and hot. Living in MD has negatively affective my attitude, mind and soul. So looking forward to.moving out of tools narcs, socio and psycho state. I'm a person that's highly sensitive. I just want to love and be loved. Obviously, in MD, love doesn't exist.
نزار السالمي: Stay strong guys, never give up, you are strong 💪
نزار السالمي: Stay strong guys, never give up, you are stronger than depersonalization
Ciara Wetherell: Kati, I’m 41years old. We just got back home from visiting my mother. I’ve diagnosed her with dissociative Disorder, based on life experience, not any degree....My question is, how does a child, me, the daughter, cope with a parent who has “tuned out” their whole lives???
Tyler Dailey: Is it normal to have an empty head feeling 24/7?? I started having panic attacks about a year ago. And ever since then I have not been myself what so ever. I feel numb to everything. Everything feels so unreal and I can’t get out of it. Face feels numb. Memory is bad etc. I’m pretty sure it’s some kind of depersonalization or some depression. But it’s very very disturbing. It happened when I had a pre workout overdose after the gym while driving home. Then from there for about 4 months I had panic attacks like every single day and it definitely messed my head up. I use to be outgoing and hang out with a lot of people and gym everyday. Now it’s like I have every single symptom of mental illness. Social problems. Sweating for no reason. Empty head. Numb face. No emotions. Shit Is terrifying.
Megan Murphy: Sometimes when I’m in therapy if I talk about something really emotional or painful I feel like I’m having an out of body experience, but I still can remember what happened. Is this dissociation or something else?
Michal Yaari: i squeeze my fists real tight for 30 secs air them out then squeeze them for 20, then 10
Antun Anic: Anyone had so much thoughts in past (after a shock in my case) that your brain was so tired and you couldn’t stop overthinking and relaxing and than having your brain in past tense all the time all days long for a long time and then feeling confused and depressed and depersonaled and not enjoying life no more ?? I am sure no one was that stupid to that to itself but me but still worth of asking
Raven Black: I get distorted memories or full amnesia from it and don't even know it happened after unless someone talks about the event (online, I post stings too during it, so I like to go back and see what I'm not remembering properly too). I sometimes, now knowing I do it, notice other people reacting oddly for what I thought a situation was, so I'll ask if I did something I may not remember and they'll generally tell me if I likely did. I've heard that I sometimes get a glazed/distant look in my eyes during my more violent episodes with this. The people close to me say they can ussually figure out when I'm doing it because of my eyes combined with my behavior being so out of character. I think my disasosiative episodes come with my PTSD, and I've read other people on blogs saying their episodes behave similarly. I've read my BPD could be part of it too, but idk for sure if BPD has that normally. (I'm fascinated with psychology, neurology, and biology/physiology on top of knowing the source can sometimes help me heal a bit, but I have a lot of disorders personally, so pinpointing is hard lol).
My roomies' (2 roommates, married couple) family has sevier epilepsy and we've found (through some trial and error with different grounding techniques) that sudden and intense environment changes that tend to help pull their relatives out of a seizure, also help "bring me back to earth" so to speak with my anger outbursts, panic attacks, and disassociation. Things like blasting music super loud, physical sensations (like a very tight squeeze/hug), and things like that help both things. The roommate that grew up with uncontrolled epileptic family members isn't super used to mental illnesses causing alot of the stuff I do, but he's used to it with seziers(like when I get psychosis too, and hallucinate on occasion). His wife and some of our friends are used to the mental illness stuff more.
We generally tell him to approach my stuff like his mom and sister's seizures and I've learned, if I ever needed (I'm friends with his fam too, so I may need to know this) react to their seizures (if able. Their is some other first aid involved too with their grand-mal ones) as if it was my panic, anger, or disassociation. I found it kinda fascinating tbh.
In all honesty, if I'm afraid of going into an episode while I'm somewhere that I'm unable to step away or try to handle it before it gets bad, I will tell my friends that a hard slap would likely help as a last resort thing. I guess my grandfather had to resort to that with my uncle once (and likely My great uncle too) and it snaps them out of episodes. Though I haven't needed that yet. It's also only EVER a last try/emergency "shits REALLY hitting the fan" thing.
Marie Jones: I suck on something sour it has to be a stromg sour taste
Little Black Brain: I use to cuddle. 2 days ago I've turned a friend into my cuddle-friend and I think it will help me stop cutting.
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