Dissociative Trance Disorder
Dissociative Disorders are characterized by alterations in perception: a sense of detachment from one’s own self, from the world, or from memories. It likely to happen after an extremely stressful event, such as accident. It also is more likely to happen when you’re tired or sleep deprived from staying up all night cramming for an exam. If you have had an experience od dissociation, it may not have bothered you much, perhaps because you know the cause. On the other hand, it may have been extremely frightening. Transient experiences of dissociation will occur in about half of the general population at some point in their lives. Dissociative Disorder include Depersonalization- Derealization Disorder, Dissociative amnesia, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Dissociative Trance Disorder.
About Dissociative Trance Disorder:
In many areas of the world, dissociative Phenomena may occur as a trance or possession. Often this spirit demands and receives gifts or favors from the family and friends of the victim. Like other dissociative states, trance or possession seems to be most common in women and is often associated with stress or trauma. Trance and possession are a common part of some traditional religious and cultural practices and are not considered abnormal in that context. The perception of being possessed by an evil spirit or another person, the individual would be diagnosed with Dissociative Trance Disorder. As such very little or no treatment is known for it.
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