The adaptive function of dissociation, personality parts and amnesia.

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Dissociative disorders involve problems with memory, identity, emotion, perception, behavior and sense of self. Dissociative symptoms can potentially disrupt every area of mental functioning.

Examples of dissociative symptoms include the experience of detachment or feeling as if one is outside one’s body, and loss of memory or amnesia. Dissociative disorders…

Passivity drives us deeper into our past.

When trauma was imprinted in childhood, repetitive and interpersonal, the damage is profound and far reaching.

Sadly it’s often not until we are truly broken, deep into our adult years that we come to recognise or understand the true extent of damage owing to what happened in our infancy.

Victim-hood is an inevitability of trauma but feeling like a victim does not have to be a…

And not losing your own self if you love somebody with one.

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I was brought up in what may be aptly termed as reigned chaos. I have a borderline mother, narcissistic father, schizophrenic middle brother and narcissistic elder brother. Don’t laugh.

Thanking my lucky somethings, I have managed to muddle through life sans personality disorder; but not without a few healthy scoops…

Functional impairment and the loss of memory. Can we get it back?

Cognitive functioning in many mental illnesses runs the full breadth of human potential. In particular with regard to mood disorders.

Where some people with bipolar accomplish poignant landmarks in human achievement, others experience significant difficulties in managing the tasks of daily life. The disparate functional variability in mood disorders points…

Amelie Bridgewater

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