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How can Dissociative disorder be treated without medication?

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How can Dissociative disorder be treated without medication? What support would be needed?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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it would be very very important to be seeing a psychotherapist very regularly to treat dissociative disorder without medications.

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that is the most important part of treating dissociative disorder without medications: seeing a psychotherapist or a psychiatrist regularly, weekly if possible.

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that would be the most important part of the support for the patient

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Could the patient be referred to a psychotherapist by her GP? Thank you

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yes, the GP doctor can refer the patient to see a psychotherapist

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i just want to know if i can make an appointment with GP and just ask him to refer the patient to a psychotherapist without having to go though a medical? thank you for your help.

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that will be up to the GP doctor.

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I can't predict that.

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but they should be willing to refer you to a psychotherapist

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you can always just refuse to have a physical examination.

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that is your right to refuse a physical examination.

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Thank you. What if talking doesn't help is there any practical things that patient can do to help herself?

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you are doing all the things you can do

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writing and journaling is a good idea.

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you can also go to support groups as well and talk to other people and help each other

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but seeing a psychotherapist would be the best thing for you.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I would like you to know that there are no specific medicines for DD.
And, in fact, physical exam can be important to rule out adjunctive medical problems.
I have lots of experience as a clinician with this situation, and I can go over specific therapies that have helped if you like.

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