Dissociative and Addictive Disorders

Dissociative disorder is a mental health condition which alters a person's sense of reality. It is characterized by a disconnection between thoughts, consciousness and identity. According to recent survey 2% of people experience dissociative disorders, whereas women are more likely to be diagnosed then men. Treatment for dissociative disorders often involves psychotherapy and medication. There are three main types of dissociative disorders defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; they are Dissociative Amnesia, Depersonalization disorder and Dissociative identity disorder. Addiction or Addictive disorders have a huge impact on individuals and society through the direct adverse effects of drugs and functional consequences of altered neuroplasticity in the brain which causes loss of productivity. The potential addictions include behavioral and cyber addiction, drug addiction, alcohol addiction, substance abuse and gambling. 

Dissociation is defined as a state of being that is pathological to the adult human, but innate to a child because fantasy, dream states and other forms of magical play are part of a child's world. Addiction has been extended, however, to include mood-altering behaviors or activities. Some researchers speak of two types of addictions: substance addictions (for example, alcoholism, drug abuse, and smoking); and process addictions (for example, gambling, spending, shopping, eating, and sexual activity).

 

  • Anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Behavioral and cyber addiction
  • Drug addiction
  • Alcoholism and substance abuse
  • Addiction treatment and rehabilitation

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