Organic Dissociative Disorder

What is Organic Dissociative Disorder?

The disorder is more common in women, although it also occurs in men.

Causes of Organic Dissociative Disorder

The cause of dissociative disorder is often premenstrual and menopausal disorders, thyrotoxicosis, neurorematism and other collagenoses, severe traumatic brain injuries that are combined with psychogenic effects, for example, as a result of disasters.

Symptoms of Organic Dissociative Disorder

The clinic notes a loss of control of consciousness over motor skills, sensory skills and memory. Amnestic disorders and fugues are possible, combined with amnesia, stupor, trances, blindness, convulsions, anesthesia.

Their peculiarity is expressed in the fact that they develop as a response to minor or inadequate traumatic events. These symptoms with equal force manifest themselves both in the presence of strangers, and in solitude, accompanied by vegetative disorders.

Diagnosis of Organic Dissociative Disorder

Based on the identification of a combination of micro-focal neurological sympathology, endocrine and dissociative disorders.

Differential diagnosis

It should be differentiated from epilepsy and dissociative (conversion) disorders.

Epileptic states are characterized by a typical picture of EEG, occur more often against a background of altered consciousness.

Conversion disorders are noted after significant traumatic situations and are more pronounced in the presence of unauthorized persons.

Treating Organic Dissociative Disorder

The therapy takes into account the underlying disease, methods of psychotherapy and behavioral therapy, as well as short-term courses of tranquilizers (mebicar, relanium, elenium, seduxen) in combination with sedating nootropics (phenibut, pantogam).