Dissociative Identity Disorder Explained in 180 seconds

Dissociative Identity Disorder Explained in 180 seconds

Dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder, was including the DSM-5 the handbook of mental disorders this has encouraged some people to claim that DID is generally accepted in the medical community. Proponents of DID believe repeated childhood abuse and trauma cause the disorder. As gripping as that may sound, past decades hold…

How Do You Define A Disorder?

How Do You Define A Disorder?

Do you ever feel really bummed? Okay, maybe that’s a silly question because, like, everyone’s gonna have a crappy day at some point. Right? But how do you know if you’re just feeling sad, or if you’ve crossed over into something like clinical depression? The answer to that depends on how researchers define psychological disorders,…

When Everything Feels Like a Dream | Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder

When Everything Feels Like a Dream | Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder

Thanks to CuriosityStream for supporting this episode! Go to CuriosityStream.com/Psych to learn more. [ ♪INTRO ] When you’re dreaming, things normally don’t feel all that tangible. Like, you can pick up your phone or a trophy or a puppy-sized elephant, and it won’t feel as solid as those things would in the real world. But…

We Were Super Wrong About Mental Illness: The DSM’s Origin Story

We Were Super Wrong About Mental Illness: The DSM’s Origin Story

[INTRO ♪] It’s hard to talk about psychology for very long without mentioning the DSM— Also known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It’s sometimes called the ‘Psychiatry Bible,’ and for good reason: it’s how most mental health professionals figure out if you have something they should be treating. But mental health…