Lori Villafane is author of the book The Other Gloria, a story about an abuse survivor with dissociative identity disorder who must confront her past in order to save herself and her daughters. This book represents Lori’s real-life struggles but in a fictionalized tale.
On this episode, Lori will talk about how trauma triggered dissociative disorder in her life, and how she’s recovering lost memories with her daughters.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Dissociative disorders are mental disorders that involve experiencing a disconnection and lack of continuity between thoughts, memories, surroundings, actions and identity. People with dissociative disorders escape reality in ways that are involuntary and unhealthy and cause problems with functioning in everyday life.