Dissociative disorder refers to the absence of mind or frequent forgetfulness. The individual may not be able to recall the identity or activity they are currently engaged. It affects thoughts, memory, and action.
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After a strange episode, I was unable to remember anything. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a strange episode the other day where I was driving, and it was like I lost and had been in a trance or asleep. When I snapped out of it, I was not sure where I was. I thought I was lost at first and did not recognize anything, although I take this trip daily. I had not been sleepy,... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The episode you describe fits into either a syncope or a dissociation. I think your neurologist is right. One episode of syncope is not a big problem. However, my further recommendation is to make an appointment with a cardiologist also. Some cardiac problems such as ar... Read Full »
I have depressive dissociation along with anxiety, and my doctor has advised brain stimulation therapy as the medicines are not helping anymore. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from depressive dissociation and anxiety for the last four years. Medicines are not helping anymore, and my doctor has suggested brain stimulation therapy, so I need an opinion on that. Currently, I am taking Lamotrigine, Clonazepam, and Amisulpride. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Brain stimulation therapy is used when there is a resistant psychiatric illness. Have you taken all types of antidepressants in proper doses and for enough duration to have an effect? Please tell me about the medicatio... Read Full »
I am unable to recall some of the things I did in the last two months. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,I have not been able to remember some of the stuff I have done these past two months. It has actually been a problem for around five years, but it was not this bad. I have had entire days missing from my memory, and people around me have said that I have done or said bad things to them,... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem you have mentioned looks interesting. We need to see those episodes and have a complete evaluation. It may be dissociative episodes. If so, counseling and medicine would help. We need to rule out seizures too. So, I suggest you consult a psychiatrist... Read Full »
I have dissociative disorder and OCD. How can I cure it?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with dissociative disorder not otherwise specified and OCD. I take these medicines: 1) Escitalopram 20 mg. 2) Lamotrigine 100 mg. 3) Clonazepam 2 mg. 4) Amitriptyline 10 mg (for tension-type headache prevention). I suffer from mental rumination, compulsion ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like you have been suffering from resistant OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). As you are not finding improvement, I suggest you change medications. You might be needing higher doses of Escitalopram upto 40 mg to 60 mg daily. To change the medicines, I rec... Read Full »
What is the cause behind my memory problems and confusion?
Query: Hi doctor, I feel really spaced out and detached from my surroundings. It is like I am in a dream. It is like there is a glass between me and the world and everything just seems really surreal and far away. I also have a lot of brain fog. Some memory problems and confusion. I feel like this all day ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, it appears that you are having derealization episodes, which is a sensation of changed reality or that one's surroundings have altered. It is usually seen in schizophrenia, panic attacks, and ... Read Full »
Is my foggy brain due to an aura or a panic attack?
Query: Hi doctor, I found out that I had an anxiety disorder about six months ago. I have always been worried about my health even when I was a kid, and I think that is the reason why I developed this disorder. The thing is that I am really concerned about my health and I always worry about the worst poss... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the description, it appears that you have experienced depersonalization episode. Depersonalization episode occurs in various anxiety disorders including dissociative disorders. As the name suggests, the person experienc... Read Full »
What is dissociative disorder?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from some kind of derealization or something for the past five years. It seems to be related to a bunch of vitamins I took to treat autism. Anyway, I seem to be suffering from some kind of grounding disorder that has a lot to do with the kinds of principles that La... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your feelings of detachment. From the available history, I think you are suffering from some type of dissociative disorder. I have considered your neurological checkup is normal. Your history suggests that you have depersonalization disorder whi... Read Full »