What Is Emotional Detachment Disorder?

By: Sarah Fader

Updated July 23, 2021

Medically Reviewed By: Wendy Boring-Bray, DBH, LPC

Find A Support Group

Support groups offer an opportunity to meet with and talk to others who are experiencing or have experienced the things similar to or the same as what you are going through. This can help you realize that you are not alone and that there is hope for improving your emotional health and well-being.

A Therapist Can Help

Mental health professionals, such as licensed professional counselors (LPC) or therapists, are trained to help clients with mental health concerns, such as emotional detachment disorder, understand the disorder and learn ways to cope effectively. If you need help and have a counselor or therapist in mind, call today for a consultation. If you don’t know where to turn and would like to see a local therapist, ask your primary care provider for a list of resources, or search online.

How Can Online Therapy Support Your Mental Health?

The internet has created a whole new avenue for people to seek mental health treatment.  Online therapy offers individuals access to information regarding mental health and wellness and to treatment by professionals who are trained in these types of issues. One of the benefits of online therapy is that individuals often feel more at ease discussing issues with a mental health professional online than they would in some face-to-face encounters. For example, you can access BetterHelp from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
BetterHelp Supports Healthy Attachments

The experienced team of mental health professionals at BetterHelp want you to help you learn to develop health attachments with friends and loved ones. When you reach out to BetterHelp, you can expect the counselor who is matched with you to work with you. You'll learn how to identify the source of emotional detachment disorder and help you develop the skills necessary to help you connect with your emotions, so you can begin to develop healthy attachments with others. 

Online therapy has been found to be just as effective as in-person therapy. In particular, cognitive behavioral therapy is a common and effective approach to treating EDD. Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) has been found to actually be more effective in the medium and long term, even post-therapy, in treating behavioral and mood conditions like depression, detachment, PTSD, and many others. A compilation of 373 studies found that, in addition to the above, online therapy is also more affordable and removes many of the barriers that can be found with in-person therapy, such as difficulty in scheduling or getting to sessions, price, and stigmas associated with therapy.
BetterHelp is highly accessible and convenient, available to you anytime, anywhere – including the comfort of your own home. You’ll be matched with a therapist after completing a brief questionnaire, but can switch at any time if you don’t feel they’re a good fit for you. Additionally, sessions are customizable and can be conducted often outside of standard business hours via video chat, phone call, instant messaging/texting, or live voice recording.

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