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Dissociative disorders – Is abuse or biology the cause? Or is it more complex than that?

Research into Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative disorders, particularly complex dissociative disorders such as Dissociative Identity Disorder and Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (formerly DDNOS) are poorly understood by many in the general population, and by some professionals. Complex dissociative disorders have been the subject of an increasing amount of research in the two decades, including neuroscience, treatment studies and studies looking at the link between child abuse and different mental health disorders.

So, what causes of dissociative disorders? Could there by a biological or genetic cause to dissociative disorders, as there are in some other mental health conditions such as schizophrenia or psychosis? The research shows differences in the brains of people with dissociative identity disorder in particular, include decreased sizes of key parts of the brain.

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Research has shown that the ability to dissociate (which we all have) may have a genetic or biological link, but the…

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Coping with Trauma

A patient-oriented manual for complex trauma survivors

And the clinical theory behind this treatment

This training manual for patients who have a trauma-related dissociative disorder includes short educational pieces, homework sheets, and exercises that address ways in which dissociation interferes with essential emotional and life skills, and support inner communication and collaboration with dissociative parts of the personality. Topics include understanding dissociation and PTSD, using inner reflection, emotion regulation, coping with dissociative problems related to triggers and traumatic memories, resolving sleep problems related to dissociation, coping with relational difficulties, and help with many other difficulties with daily life. The manual can be used in individual therapy or structured groups.

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Link to: the Book ‘Coping with Trauma-related Dissociation
Link to: table of contents
This book will give you a guideline to learn
How to Cope with Trauma-Related Dissociation:
Skills Training for Patients and Their Therapists

 

The Haunted Self

 

The use of imagery in phase 1
treatment of clients with complex dissociative disorders
written by Ph.D. O. vd Hart

 

And if you really want to give this book a try and your therapist is also in for it, you could also consider to read the clinical theory behind this treatment such as given in the book
The Hanted Self’.

It’s a clinical learning book.