Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Psychiatry
Dissociation as a defense helps us to cope with overwhelmed stressful events and prevent us from disintegration and psychosis. We are living in a world with increasing number of such events. The degree of aggression and atrocities in our world approaches to a dangerous point, not only in the ordinary places of war and terror but also in previously safe regions of the world. The people who are experiences repeated and continuous catastrophic events, being prone to develop dissociative disorders. In such disorders, dissociation plays a major role in the behavior of these patients to cope with life events. Despite the relatively high prevalence of dissociative disorders in all societies, psychiatry has not paid proper attention to these disorders. It seems we prefer to escape from the issue and look to another side. The huge amount of cruelty and atrocities dominant the globe has led us to use dissociation, denial and repression as defenses to prevent us looking directly to such events In this article, I discuss the issue of dissociation of dissociation by psychiatrists and introduce a case of DID who successfully treated along a 10 years period. I point out the opposition, humiliation and denial presented by the majority of my colleagues during this time.
Email: [email protected]