A short introductionDr. Perch is a California-based psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of psychotic disorders. She is an independent student of Depth Psychology and author of award-winning visionary fiction. Contact e-mail: email@example.com.
A psychiatrist’s perspective on dissociation and complexity
Today’s article is a master class on dissociation, from the field of psychiatry. It breaks down the complexity of this phenomenon, and shows us that it is a much more common process in life than is generally thought. Furthermore, when observed in the realm of mind and then extrapolated beyond to consciousness as a whole, it allows for a better understanding of the fundamental premise at the heart of analytic idealism.
Dissociation and complexity: A psychiatrist’s perspective
The claim that individual human consciousness is a segment of a universal mind, separated from it via dissociation, is supported by the neurobiology of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), according to psychiatrist Dr. Yulia Perch. In this essay, complexity science and Dr. Perch’s own clinical experience are used to demonstrate that dissociative processes in a living psyche are not specific to DID, but widespread and inevitable.
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