Dissociative disorders are a type of mental health disorder that affects a person’s ability to identify with themselves and the world around them. Men and women can lose touch with reality randomly, which can cause significant problems with their work and personal lives. Several types of dissociative disorders can impact men’s and women’s ability to cope with everyday situations. Dissociative disorders treatment can help patients manage their symptoms and reduce the number of episodes they experience.
At Crestview Recovery, we help men and women from all walks of life who are struggling with dissociative identity disorders or other types of mental health disorders. Our therapists take the time to build trust and a rapport with each patient. Then, they create an atmosphere of trust and open, honest communication. To learn more about our dissociative disorders treatment program, talk to one of our staff by calling 866.262.0531 or filling out our online form today, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
What are the Different Types of Dissociative Disorders?
Men and women who live with dissociative disorders can experience a wide range of symptoms and varying degrees of severity. Common symptoms may include memory loss, a blurred sense of self, a distorted sense of people and places. Symptoms can also include other mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal tendencies.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, there are three different types of dissociative disorders:
1. Dissociative Identity Disorders
This disorder is characterized by switching to an alternate identity. Each identity is separate and comes with unique characteristics and personalities that can be very different, including a different gender. Patients may experience dissociative amnesia and fugue states with this type of disorder.
2. Dissociative Amnesia
This type of disorder involves memory loss that typically centers around a past or recent trauma or specific events in patients’ lives. They can experience memory loss for a few minutes to several hours or experience a fugue state and wander.
3. Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder
Patients with this disorder experience episodes feel like they are watching from an outsider’s perspective. Depersonalization may feel like they are watching a movie, while derealization may feel like they are in a dream. Episodes can last for a few minutes to several years.
Treatment for Dissociative Disorders
At Crestview Recovery, we treat dissociative identity disorders and other types of dissociative disorders at our beautiful treatment center in Portland. We build each patient’s treatment program based on their individual symptoms. Moreover, we can include behavioral and holistic therapies with medical support.
While there is no cure for dissociative disorders, there are several treatment options that can help men and women lead more productive lives. Therapists certified in behavioral therapy with experience treating all types of dissociative disorders will lead group and individual sessions. At that time, patients can talk about their experiences and gain valuable feedback from their peers.
The best treatment for dissociative disorders include:
- Psychotherapy – Patients will talk with a therapist to uncover the root cause of the traumatic event that created the dissociative state and work to process those feelings in a healthy manner. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is the best form of therapy that helps patients manage their symptoms.
- Medications – Patients will receive medication to treat some of the common symptoms of dissociative disorders. These include antidepressants, anti-anxiety, and antipsychotic medications.
No matter what type of dissociative disorders you are struggling with, support is available through an accredited mental health treatment facility.
Find Treatment for Dissociative Disorders and Other Mental Health Disorders at Crestview Recovery
At Crestview Recovery, we work with men and women 18 and over who are experiencing a break from self or reality due to dissociative disorders. We work closely with each patient to create a custom treatment program based on their individual symptoms through our residential and outpatient treatment programs.
Take that first step toward a better life today by calling 866.262.0531 to discover all of the benefits of our dissociative disorders treatment program.