ComplicationsBy Mayo Clinic staff
People with a dissociative disorder are at increased risk of complications that include:
- Suicide attempts
- Sexual dysfunction, including sexual addiction or avoidance
- Alcoholism and substance abuse
- Sleep disorders, including nightmares, insomnia and sleepwalking
- Anxiety disorders
- Eating disorders
- Severe headaches
Dissociative disorders are also associated with significant difficulties in relationships and at work. People with these conditions often aren't able to cope well with emotional or professional stress, and their dissociative reactions — from tuning out to disappearing — may worry loved ones and cause colleagues to view them as unreliable.
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