Trauma occurs when an individual faces a life-threatening event that leaves that individual feeling powerless and paralyzed. This happens because as the individual faces the trauma, the brain responds in an abnormal way due to shock. Also, trauma creates a strong psychological and physical impact on the survivor. That psychological impact in turn is a result of various mental processes that occurred due to the traumatic experience the person had to go through. Trauma affects the body through emotions-feelings of distress, hurt, tears; cognition-refers to the way the individual processes/interprets the situation; hyper arousal-refers to how ...
Discussion of the impact of trauma on mental processes, leading to dissociation disorders.
Dissociative Amnesia & Fugue
There are four dissociative disorders: Dissociative Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue, Depersonalization Disorder and the Dissociative Identity Disorder. These disturbances are characterized by profound alterations of consciousness and memory. A person's sense of identity and his/her perception of reality are impaired.
I need help locating a professional website that discusses dissociative disorders. (such as www.apa.org, www.counseling.org, www.mayoclinic.com or www.nami.org). Then I need to compare and contrast two of the dissociative disorders. How would you cope with a loss of memory or identity? What insights does the source located provide?View Full Posting Details