Treatment for Dissociative Disorders

First of all, what are the dissociative disorders?? The DSM-5, which is still used widely in the United States. includes: dissociative identity disorder (DID), otherwise specified dissociative disorder (OSDD), depersonalization/derealization disorder, dissociative amnesia, and not otherwise specified dissociative disorder. ICD-11, which is more commonly used around the world, includes these as well as partial DID, […]

What is DBT?

DBT stands for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Think of it as a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), with a heavier emphasis on managing emotions. It was created by a woman named Dr. Marsha Linehan, who herself was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). She did not find the treatments of the time helpful for her, […]

What is trauma therapy?

Trauma therapy is a general term that refers to the treatment of trauma in counseling or therapy. (Note: “Counseling” and “therapy” can be used interchangeably.) It can include various approaches, theoretical frameworks, and techniques. One phase is commonly referred to as safety and stabilization. The another phase is processing of traumatic memory. A third phase […]