Dissociative disorders are conditions that involve involuntary escape from reality and are often associated with disruptions/ breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity, or perception.
There are different types of dissociative disorders, including:
- Dissociative identity disorder – Disruption of identity, resulting in two or more distinct personality states.
- Dissociative amnesia – An inability to recall important autobiographical information, usually of a traumatic nature
- Depersonalisation/ Derealisation disorder – Experiences of unreality and detachment with respect to one's thoughts, feelings, sensations, body, or actions (depersonalisation) or surroundings (derealisation).