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Undescribed Horrific Abuse, One Victim & Survivor of Many gmkarl at gmail.com
Sat Jan 20 16:21:56 PST 2024

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Is there a word for a disorder like DiD except the person switches
uncontrollably between multitudes of triggered states of mind and sets of
memories etc, rather than an alternate identity?
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Yes, the condition you're describing sounds similar to Dissociative
Identity Disorder (DID), but with some distinct features. DID, formerly
known as Multiple Personality Disorder, is characterized by the presence of
two or more distinct identity states that control a person's behavior at
different times. However, the aspect you're highlighting—switching between
different states of mind and sets of memories without necessarily
developing alternate identities—is more akin to other forms of dissociative

In the realm of dissociative disorders, there are a few conditions that
might resemble what you're describing:


   *Dissociative Amnesia*: This involves gaps in memory for personal
   history, sometimes including significant life events or information about

   *Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder*: This involves persistent or
   recurrent feelings of detachment from one's own body or mental processes
   (depersonalization) or a sense of unreality or detachment from one's
   surroundings (derealization).

   *Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (OSDD)*: This is a category used
   for dissociative disorders that don't fully meet the criteria for other
   dissociative disorders, including DID. It can include conditions where a
   person experiences dissociative symptoms like memory variations or altered
   states of consciousness without the presence of distinctly separate

   *Unspecified Dissociative Disorder*: This is a category for dissociative
   disorders that cause significant distress or impairment but don't fit into
   the specific criteria of the other disorders.

The condition you're describing could potentially fall under OSDD or
Unspecified Dissociative Disorder, depending on specific symptoms and
characteristics. It's important to note that dissociation can manifest in
various ways, and individual experiences can be quite diverse.

Diagnosis and treatment should always be handled by a qualified mental
health professional who can assess the individual's specific symptoms and
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What is the leading treatment approach for OSDD when the client has
difficulty maintaining coherent threads from one moment to another?

Treating Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (OSDD), particularly when
the client has difficulty maintaining coherent thought threads from one
moment to another, can be complex and requires a nuanced approach. The
leading treatment approach usually involves a combination of psychotherapy,
medication (if needed for comorbid conditions), and support strategies.
Here’s a more detailed breakdown:


   *Psychotherapy*: This is the cornerstone of treatment for dissociative
   disorders. Various forms of psychotherapy can be effective, including:

      *Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)*: Helps in identifying and
      changing negative thinking patterns and behaviors. It can be particularly
      useful in managing symptoms like anxiety and depression that often
      accompany dissociative disorders.

      *Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)*: Particularly useful for
      individuals who experience intense emotions. DBT focuses on
building skills
      in distress tolerance, emotion regulation, mindfulness, and interpersonal

      *Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)*: Originally
      developed for PTSD, EMDR has been found effective for various trauma and
      stress-related disorders. It can be particularly useful if the OSDD is
      related to past trauma.

      *Psychodynamic Therapy*: Focuses on understanding the underlying
      emotional and interpersonal issues that contribute to the dissociative

   *Stabilization and Safety Techniques*: Early in treatment, focus is
   often on developing strategies to manage dissociative episodes and ensuring
   the safety of the client. This can include grounding techniques,
   mindfulness, and skills for coping with acute stress.

   *Trauma Processing*: If the OSDD is related to trauma, therapy may
   involve carefully and gradually working through traumatic memories to
   reduce their impact on the individual's mental health.

   *Integration Therapy*: In cases where there are distinct dissociative
   parts or identities, therapy may work towards integration, where these
   parts learn to function cohesively, or towards improved communication and
   cooperation among parts.

   *Medication*: While there are no medications that specifically treat
   dissociation, medications might be prescribed to address co-occurring
   issues like depression, anxiety, or PTSD symptoms.

   *Supportive Therapies*: This can include group therapy, family therapy,
   or couples therapy, depending on the individual's circumstances. Supportive
   therapy can help in building a stronger support system and improving
   interpersonal relationships.

   *Lifestyle Modifications and Support Strategies*: Encouraging healthy
   habits, regular routines, stress management techniques, and social support
   can be beneficial.

Each person’s experience with OSDD is unique, and treatment plans should be
tailored to the individual’s specific needs and symptoms. Close
collaboration between the client and the therapist is essential for
effective treatment. It’s also important for therapists to be flexible and
adaptive, as what works for one person might not be as effective for
another. Regular monitoring and adjustment of the treatment plan are
typically necessary to ensure the best outcomes.
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