Tag: Dissociation

  Depersonalisation and Dissociative Disorders

One of the most disconcerting symptoms people might experience when stressed is depersonalisation. Depersonalisation involves a sense of being detached from yourself, such as feeling as though your body does not belong to you. It may be accompanied by derealisation or a sense of being detached from one’s surroundings. Depersonalisation is a form of dissociation…. Read more »

  Demystifying DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder)

Episode 44 – Demystifying DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder)  Chris and Rowan discuss dissociative identity disorder, which used to be known as multiple personality disorder. We dispel some of the myths around DID and talk about ways of treating such a complex psychological condition. You may want to listen to the other episodes in our… Read more »

  Dealing with the Disruption of Depersonalisation

Episode 43 – Dealing with the Disruption of Depersonalisation  Chris and Rowan discuss some strategies for dealing with depersonalisation, derealisation, and other dissociative disorders. We discuss a number of cases of people developing dissociation and share some of their tips for managing their experiences. This Week’s Links Depersonalisation in Panic Attacks (clinical handout) Dealing… Read more »

  Mental Health Literacy Eases Panic

This article is about the experience of depersonalisation during a panic attack, a little recognised symptom that affects about 5% of adults each year.

  Depersonalisation in Panic Attacks

Episode 42 – Depersonalisation in Panic Attacks  We discuss the symptoms of depersonalisation and derealisation that can occur with panic attacks. These symptoms are often under-recognised as being associated with panic and can lead people to feel as if they are losing their mind. In this episode, we discuss why these symptoms are not… Read more »

  Depersonalisation in panic attacks

One of the most disconcerting symptoms people might experience when stressed is depersonalisation. Depersonalisation involves a sense of being detached from yourself, such as feeling as though your body does not belong to you. It may be accompanied by derealisation, or a sense of being detached from one’s surroundings. Depersonalisation symptoms are commonly associated with… Read more »

  Dealing with Dissociative Symptoms

Nature of Dissociative Symptoms Some of the most distressing symptoms that clients report include dissociative symptoms. These symptoms include persistent daydreaming, forgetfulness and amnesia for recent events, feelings as though one’s body does not belong to oneself, feelings as though things (perhaps even the world itself) are not real, and a sense of acting so… Read more »

  Demystifying Dissociation

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Episode 9 – Demystifying Dissociation  On this week’s episode, Chris and Rowan look at what dissociative disorders are, how they develop, as well as their link to hypnosis. We also look at ways of treating dissociative symptoms and how dissociative identity disorder developed out of what used to be known as multiple personality disorder…. Read more »

  Transcending Trauma

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Episode 8 – Transcending Trauma  On this week’s episode, Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of trauma. We look at some of the more common and complex ways that trauma can present in our behaviours and ways of managing trauma reactions to defuse their intensity. We discuss a number of specific therapy techniques for… Read more »

  National Apologies can Assist Healing

I believe the national apologies delivered by Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten in federal parliament last week were an important step in our community response to psychological trauma associated with sexual abuse. A most harmful aspect of such abuse is the severe invalidation of the abused individual. A sexually abused child is treated merely as… Read more »