An estimated 2 percent of people experience dissociative disorders, according to statistics cited by the National Alliance on Mental Health. Nearly half of adults in America have at least one episode of depersonalization during their lifetimes, although they don’t meet the symptoms for chronic episodes.

Some researchers theorize dissociative disorders develop in response to trauma. For a person who has a chronic dissociative disorder, stressful situations can make their symptoms worse.

Dissociative Disorders FAQs

Do you have specific questions about dissociative disorders? Maybe you believe you have a dissociative disorder, or you want to learn how to support someone who has this condition. Browse the below dissociative disorders FAQs to learn more and find answers to your questions.