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Dissociation is a mental health problem where a person disconnects from their thoughts, feelings, memories, or sense of identity. It generally affects the way you think. 

Causes dissociation and dissociate disorders

Some of the cause of dissociation and dissociate disorders include: 

  • Traumatic events,
  • Difficult problems that cause stress, and
  • Difficult relationships
  • Use of bhang, weed, or marijuana 

Symptoms and signs of dissociative disorders

The symptoms may include the following: 

  • Feeling disconnected from yourself
  • Problems with handling intense emotions
  • Sudden and unexpected shifts in mood – for example, feeling very sad for no reason
  • Depression or anxiety problems, or both
  • Feeling as though the world is distorted or not real 
  • Memory problems that aren’t linked to physical injury or medical conditions
  • Concentration problems
  • Significant memory lapses such as forgetting important personal information
  • Feeling compelled to behave in a certain way
  • Identity confusion – for example, behaving in a way that the person would normally find offensive

What can I do to manage my dissociation and dissociate disorders?

You can do the following to help you manage your dissociation and dissociate disorders:

  • Get enough sleep
  • Exercise and Diet
  • Learn how to relax your mind
  • Identify your triggers and try avoiding them
  • Talk to a trusted friend, adult, or family
  • Don’t blame yourself. 
  • Work on improving your self-esteem
  • Do the things you love
  • Minimize stress


If you're worried about your dissociation and dissociate disorders, it's important to seek help as soon as possible. 

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