In a previous video, we talked about dissociation. Dissociation is a defense mechanism where we unconsciously push away conflicting or threatening emotions from our subconscious mind. It’s a form of compartmentalizing your feelings so that you do not have to deal with them.
Today, let’s dive deeper. There are three types of dissociation: dissociative identity disorder, dissociative amnesia, and depersonalization or derealization disorder.
While each type has different symptoms, they share various traits.
Disclaimer: This video and quiz are not professional diagnoses. If any of the symptoms in this video resonate, please talk to a licensed therapist.
We also made a video on the signs you’re experiencing dissociation: https://youtu.be/8BQrlA7NnBo
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