Tag Archives: Dissociation

Mindful Monday: Darkness and Light

On this Mindful Monday, right in the middle of the winter holiday season, I want to share a post from the past. Yesterday was the winter solstice, simultaneously our darkest day and signifying that days will get longer. A good … Continue reading

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#TBT: The Impact of Trauma

Appropriate treatment for a person who has experienced violence must be both trauma-specific and trauma-informed. Continue reading

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What Causes Dissociative Identity Disorder?

I’ve talked about the diagnostic criteria for dissociative identity disorder (DID), identity disruption and amnesia. What causes DID? How is it related to trauma? These are the topics I’d like to tackle next. If you are questioning whether DID is true … Continue reading

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Dissociative Identity Disorder and Identity Disruption

What is identity disruption? How is it experienced by someone with dissociative identity disorder? How is identity disrupted? In the past, it was thought that traumatic events, especially repetitive ones, caused a child’s personality to fragment or split into different … Continue reading

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Dissociative Identity Disorder and Amnesia

I am continuing the conversation about dissociative identity disorder (DID) and characteristics that make up the diagnosis. I want to address amnesia,  what it looks like in DID, and the function it serves. Of course,  not everyone with amnesia has … Continue reading

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