Dissociative Disorders Counselling in Langley

According to the American Psychiatric Association

the three types of dissociative disorders are:

  • Dissociative identity disorder
  • Dissociative amnesia
  • Depersonalization/derealization disorder

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson), has significant experience dealing with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Problems with identity, memory, emotion, behaviour are associated with dissociative disorders. DID, formerly referred to as multiple personality disorder, is characterised by the presence of two or more personalities. Individuals living with DID are unaware of the other personalities and are often unaware or don’t recall what happens when another personality is active.

Dr. Mike Dadson states “research indicates those affected have been exposed to repeated or prolonged trauma associated with severe neglect, physical and or sexual abuse”. Personalities develop to deal with emotional and or physical pain. Those affected by DID are at high risk of addictions, suicide and self-injury.

Common treatments include medications, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis are all common treatments. Therapy aims to integrate the various parts of identity to help those affected overcome the dissociative process. Dr. Mike Dadson understands “recalling past experiences can be painful and difficult”. Dr. Dadson also notes, “research indicates with therapy, individuals respond positively to counselling and achieve success in their ability to function and live a more productive life”.

A wide range of therapies are used for dissociative disorders.
Through your counseling session, Dr. Dadson will help his client’s understand the causes of the condition and work to instill coping mechanisms and other strategies to live a better quality of life.