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 (dĭ-sō′sē-ā′shən, -shē-)
1. The act of dissociating or the condition of having been dissociated.
2. Chemistry
a. The process by which the action of a solvent or a change in physical condition, as in pressure or temperature, causes a molecule to split into simpler groups of atoms, single atoms, or ions.
b. The separation of an electrolyte into ions of opposite charge.
3. Psychiatry A disintegration or fragmentation of the mind in which memories, thoughts, or aspects of the personality become disconnected, as in multiple personality disorder or some kinds of amnesia.

dis·so′ci·a′tive (-ə-tĭv) adj.
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Adj.1.dissociative - tending to produce dissociation
divisible - capable of being or liable to be divided or separated; "even numbers are divisible by two"; "the Americans fought a bloody war to prove that their nation is not divisible"
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They found that those with a dissociative type of PTSD, which is often related to childhood abuse or trauma, had up to 10 times higher cortisol levels than their peers.
In contrast to the exclusively voluntary form of fantasy proneness expressed in cosplay, dissociative experiences involve a tendency to disconnect from reality (Bernstein & Putnam, 1986).
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For instance, increased frontal activity and the corresponding decreased amygdala excitability have been reported in PTSD patients dominated by dissociative symptoms such as depersonalization and derealization (6).
Dissociative disorders were initially described by Janet and Freud, but were not included in the international classification of mental diseases until the publication of the DSM-III (Nakatani, 2000).
We are pleased to present five articles on topics ranging from a Jungian perspective of Dissociative Identity Disorder to the journey from separation consciousness to God consciousness.
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