Dissociative disorder is a rare mental health disorder that causes a person to feel disconnected from themselves and reality. Moreover, it affects nearly five million men and women across the country each year and is treatable through behavioral therapy and medication. Recognizing the signs of dissociative disorder is important to get a friend or loved one the help they need to manage their symptoms and lead a full life. in fact, dissociative disorders treatment is the most effective way to treat dissociative amnesia, dissociative identity disorder, and depersonalization/derealization disorders.
At Crestview Recovery, we support men and women 18 and over who are struggling with maintaining their grasp on reality. We understand how frightening it can be to lose touch with yourself. Therefore, we work closely with each client to develop a tailored treatment program that addresses their symptoms in a safe and compassionate environment. If you or a loved one is struggling with dissociative identity disorder, call 866.262.0531 today to speak with our friendly staff about our dissociative disorders treatment program.
The Symptoms of Dissociative Disorders
The symptoms of dissociative disorders range from mild daydreaming to switching involuntarily between different personalities. Some extreme cases of dissociative disorders can have up to 10 distinct personalities. Dissociative disorders typically develop after a recent trauma as a means to cope with the feelings the trauma creates. The traumatic event can be anything from domestic or sexual abuse, natural disasters, wartime, or the sudden loss of a loved one.
Dissociative disorder symptoms include:
- Losing touch with reality/identity
- Loss of memory for certain periods of time
- Unable to remember personal information or past events accurately
- Trouble coping with everyday emotions or work stress
- Experiences other mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety
- Has suicidal thoughts or other self-harming behaviors
At Crestview Recovery, our behavioral therapists have experience working with men and women struggling with dissociative disorders or other mental health disorders. We take the time to get to know each client and discuss the dissociative disorder symptoms that are disrupting their lives and what they can expect from treatment.
Recognizing the Signs of Dissociative Disorder
Many people will experience some form of dissociation within their daily lives. Dissociation can be anything from getting lost in a good book, movie, or song or taking a road trip. For those with severe symptoms, it can cause significant problems in their work and personal lives.
If you are concerned that a friend or loved one may have a dissociative disorder, here are some of the signs of dissociative disorders to look for:
- Involuntarily switching from different personalities that have unique speech patterns and behaviors.
- Becoming detached from themselves as if they are watching themselves talk and interact with others.
- Their body may feel strange to them, like they are not the right gender, or feel like a small child again.
- They may feel as if the people and objects around them are not real.
- They may not remember personal information about themselves, including name, address, and what they did during the day. In rare cases, they can completely lose their identity.
Recognizing the signs of dissociative disorder is the first step in recovery. The next step begins when you reach out to Crestview Recovery for more information.
Crestview Recovery Offers Effective Dissociative Disorders Treatment in Portland
At Crestview Recovery, our team of therapists and medical staff work with men and women 18 and over to treat their dissociative disorders and other mental health disorders. Our therapists have experience recognizing the signs of dissociative disorder and know the best ways to treat their symptoms.
We offer a full range of treatment programs to help our clients, including:
- Residential treatment program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Separate men’s and women’s rehab
- Telehealth program
- Aftercare program
Reach out to our compassionate team today by calling 866.262.0531 or filling out our online form to discover all of the benefits of enrolling in our dissociative disorders treatment program.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.