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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Sweet cheeks: I drive around all day for a living and this is dangerous for me as I’ll be daydreaming and sometimes very ugly things that trigger me and I’ll not be paying attention to the road...

Jock Jock: thanks fam

FuckThatGolfWang: I try using a rubber band around my wrist so the harder I’m tripping out, the harder I pull the band so the more pain it shoots me back into reality

mason barton: Omg I have this I've had this all my life exactly this wow

Audrey Wheeler: I don’t really have periods where I don’t remember anything. Sometimes I’ll randomly stop having thoughts. Nothing will be in my head. This happens a lot when my mom is mad at me and is talking to me. I’ll sit there with a blank face and have nothing in my brain. She’ll say “what are you thinking?” Lately I’ve been telling her I’m not thinking anything because I’m not. I used to say I didn’t know but she’d get mad. When I tell her the truth she says that’s not possible and that it doesn’t make any sense. It’s frustrating because I wish I had a thought in my brain. I physically feel numb and I mentally feel nothing. Once I’ve snapped out of it I usually feel like I’m not even alive, like a robot or like something is controlling me I feel emotionally numb. I don’t know what’s going on and it makes me so mad.

Karla Jayne: I will make you a sammich!

Nyra Murphy: I've been having trouble lately with not remembering things. I've found that journaling helps because I can go back to last week and see what I was thinking and it brings it back.

Look It Up: F@ck you are so lighthearted and optimistic, and as someone who deals with this very, very heavy disorder your approach to it is life-giving and hope-inspiring.

lesligail: Preface: (I am an athlete and have endometriosis and have had other experiences to in theory toughen me up and have never fainted previously )I have had a dissociative episode 4 times, during which, I have fainted not been able to use my body correctly and had such a rapid heartbeat I was rushed to the emergency room. When I spoke, I couldn't answer questions normally or at other times I sounded so far away. It's not something I could have ever "lived with" or "learned to deal with". I couldn't have watched a video to learn coping skills. If it would have continued I wouldn't have been able walk or even see or speak normally due to faulty depth perception and altered senses.I don't know if this is the same. Anyone else experienced this?

Markus Carter: Tying my shoes really tight helps to ground me

Grace Johnson: I've recently been thinking a lot about this kind of thing, but I didn't what it was called. So thank you, this is invaluable. I have found that I know when my dissociation is coming on when I get all tingly and it feels like things are going in slow motion and all my energy is sapped. My coping mechanisms so far have been dancing to familiar music. I could easily just sit completely still for a long time in a dissociative state but I find that making myself get up and dance around sorta brings me back into my body a bit. It's the movement that maybe reminds my brain to concentrate on the senses that I can feel, rather than receding back into itself.

Julie Brown: I've been abused physically, sexually, and emotionally, but my dissociation did not start until I became heartbroken over being used by a man I thought I connected with. Never think what you are going through is invalid because somebody else has it worse. You don't control what your mind deems as too hard to go through.

Rachell Edmondson: My husband was told he has this, but I don't think he does. He shuts off a lot. Like a switched flipped. He has combat ptsd, as well. He's angry, abusive, manipulative. Last summer he says "someone else" that wasn't him cheated profusely and had affairs. He calls that person daddy and he told me that a few days ago daddy killed him in a dream. He says he's going to run again, he's losing his connection with reality. But he's never been catatonic or unresponsive. He also has hallucinations. Once the government was after him. Another time an eight foot spider was crossing the road. He sees things that aren't there, like monsters coming for his car. And this leads up to daddy taking over. I'm honestly afraid of him right now. He says daddy's coming.

johel coto: She is so beautiful

Skylightatdusk: Thanks for posting.

I have been doing research on dissociation and did some soul searching and sense some resistance to stopping. My feeling is that I do not yet feel like I have the safety and security in my life ... and other means of 'venting'. I worry that, in trying to 'fix' my dissociation, I will need something else. (I figure alcoholics and drug addicts are that way because they were unable to dissociate). I notice that I overeat. Fortunately however, when I do, I do it with healthy things that do satisfy me. For instance, I could eat numerous bowls, 4 and 5 + bowls of green soups until my stomach is too uncomfortable by the volume and I could hardly move. Some times I vomit. I do not know whether I need to accept the overeating ... because it is healthy food.
I do not currently have the wherewithal to find a therapist and it is dangerous trying to get people around you to understand.

Leah Long: I know this was posted over a year ago but I wanted to share something I did when I was having a dissociation episode while driving. At the time I could not make a left turn in traffic (so I made a lot of right turns or made a right turn then pulled into a parking lot on the left side of the road then turned around to go the direction I would have it I could have made a left turn. Needless to say it was very frustrating. But when I got into a situation where I accidentally ended up in the left turn lane I would lose it and freeze. So what I learned was helpful was to put the a/c on as cold as it could get and put my palm up to the vent. My focus went to the cold on my hand and I could at least make the turn and go stop in a lot and get myself back to semi-normal or call my contact person I always called when I couldn't move. So, if anyone watches this video and reads the comments. That was extremely helpful for me. :) I was in Albuquerque at the time and one of the things that creeped me out was driving up the direction where the mountain was straight in front of me, even if it was 20 miles away, just seeing it would really make me feel dizzy and out of sorts.

daniel walsh: read some responses. thought about misplacing items at home. ADHD not seek. meds.
got other diagnosis. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. see Bipolar Disorder for
DUMMIES 3rd ed., Index: Attention... @ Amazon. cost aprx. $17.00 [D.I.D can b serious]

AntDaGamer / ADG Plays: I've been switching on and off. Sometimes blank as can be can't think, can't move, can't get to the next step. Is this dissociation?

yeadrian: I’m about to start going to college in January and I’m pretty sure I have dissociation. I’ve had the feeling that I’m not in my body and I forget things all the time and I never know what’s going on and it’s just bad. I’m also have social anxiety when like i do things in front of people and something just talking to strangers, it just comes out of no where :(

Oussama Khamlichi: 3:20 😍😍😍

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