Unspecified Dissociative Disorder

Unspecified Dissociative Disorder

When symptoms from various dissociative disorders appear and it is not possible to narrow down a single source of the problems, it is usually diagnosed as unspecified dissociative disorder. The actual symptoms that appear will generally be the same as those from two or more of other dissociative disorders. This disorder can be difficult to diagnose and treat, but this is why online therapy is so helpful. You can find therapists who specialize in all types of dissociative disorders, even when the nature of the disorder is not known. Losing touch with reality can be a traumatic experience to deal with, especially when the exact cause isn’t known.

Cause of Unspecified Dissociative Disorder

The fact that this disorder doesn't fit into one of the other categories of dissociative disorders makes it even more difficult to establish an exact cause. That said, trauma and abuse are thought to be the two main contributors to this disorder. Abuse during childhood - emotional, physical or sexual - can have lasting effects on a child's life, causing dissociative problems when a person reaches adulthood. Some people are thought to be more susceptible to this disorder because of their genes, but it is usually a combination of factors that causes this disorder.

Symptoms of Unspecified Dissociative Disorder

As mentioned, the exact symptoms of unspecified dissociative disorder are going to vary from person to person because of the unspecified nature of this disorder, but there are signs that may point to a problem. For many, it is a problem with memory and an ability to distinguish reality from fantasy. Others may have problems with identity issues.


Treatment for Unspecified Dissociative Disorder

Because of the inability to pin this to a specific type of dissociative disorder, it is slightly more difficult to treat. Still, the online therapists here at GoMentor.com are trained to deal with the unknown nature of this disorder. They can offer the information and guidance needed to deal with all aspects of this disorder. Getting treatment is important before unspecified dissociative disorder leads to other serious problems. Psychotherapy has been used to treat this disorder for many years, and now that treatment is available online.

Definition of Unspecified Dissociative Disorder

Unspecified dissociative disorder is diagnosed when a person exhibits symptoms from different types of dissociative disorders. While the causes are mostly unknown, therapy and counseling are both helpful with treatment for unspecified dissociative disorder.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Unspecified Dissociative Disorder

  • Mood swings
  • Substance abuse
  • Two or more identities appearing
  • Unresponsive to external stimuli
  • Lack of speech
  • Memory problems
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

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