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  • Can't say what I want to say

  • Blacking out

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Learn more about Dissociative Disorder

Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is dissociative disorder?

Dissociative disorder is a mental disorder that involves experiencing a disconnection and lack of continuity between thoughts, memories, surroundings, actions, and identity. People with dissociative disorder escape reality in ways that are involuntary and unhealthy, causing problems with functioning in everyday life.

Symptoms of dissociative disorder

  • Speech that does not make sense, or behavior that is strange

  • Unable to remember what I have done

  • Losing consciousness

  • Personality change

  • Unable to speak, although I understand what people are saying

  • Stressed over daily life

  • Recent changes in mental state

  • Hallucinations

Questions your doctor may ask to check for dissociative disorder

  • Do others think you speak incoherently or act irrationally?

  • Have others mentioned increased forgetfulness?

  • Have you temporarily lost consciousness?

  • Do you feel your personality has changed?

  • Can you understand others but struggle to express yourself clearly?

Treatment for dissociative disorder

Treatment for dissociative disorders may vary based on the type of disorder but generally includes psychotherapy and medication.

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Diseases related to Dissociative Disorder

References

  • Spiegel D, Lewis-Fernández R, Lanius R, Vermetten E, Simeon D, Friedman M. Dissociative disorders in DSM-5. Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2013;9:299-326. doi: 10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-050212-185531. Epub 2013 Feb 1. PMID: 23394228.

    https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-050212-185531

  • Sutar R, Sahu S. Pharmacotherapy for dissociative disorders: A systematic review. Psychiatry Res. 2019 Nov;281:112529. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2019.112529. Epub 2019 Aug 23. PMID: 31470213.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165178119311874?via%3Dihub

  • Dissociative disorders

    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/dissociative-disorders/

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Weston S. Ferrer, MD

Weston S. Ferrer, MD (Psychiatry)

Weston Ferrer is a physician leader, psychiatrist, and clinical informaticist based in San Francisco. With nearly a decade of experience in academia and more recent immersion in industry, he has made significant contributions to the fields of digital health, health tech, and healthcare innovation. | As an Associate Professor at UCSF, Weston was involved in teaching, leadership, and clinical practice, focusing on the intersection of technology and mental health. He recently led mental health clinical for Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), where he applied his expertise to develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare using the tools of AI/ML, digital therapeutics, clinical analytics, and more.. | Weston is known for his unique ability to innovate and support product development while bringing pragmatism to technology entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate for patient-centered care and is committed to leveraging technology to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. |

Yu Shirai, MD

Yu Shirai, MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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