dissociative disorder


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Related to dissociative disorder: dissociative identity disorder, depersonalization disorder, borderline personality disorder, somatoform disorder, Dissociative Fugue, Dissociative amnesia

dissociative disorder

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(Psychology) psychol an emotional disorder characterized by fugue states or multiple personality
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Noun1.dissociative disorder - dissociation so severe that the usually integrated functions of consciousness and perception of self break down
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
depersonalisation, depersonalisation disorder, depersonalisation neurosis, depersonalization, depersonalization disorder, depersonalization neurosis - emotional dissociative disorder in which there is loss of contact with your own personal reality accompanied by feelings of unreality and strangeness
fugue, psychogenic fugue - dissociative disorder in which a person forgets who they are and leaves home to creates a new life; during the fugue there is no memory of the former life; after recovering there is no memory for events during the dissociative state
multiple personality, split personality - a relatively rare dissociative disorder in which the usual integrity of the personality breaks down and two or more independent personalities emerge
disassociation, dissociation - a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
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The participants involved in the DES-taxon membership were considered to experience dissociative symptoms at a considerable level to meet a clinical dissociative disorder To primarily understand the differences on the severity scores of PTSD and ADHD between individuals who have DES-taxon membership and those with no membership, we ran one-way ANOVA models.
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One study of 64 high functioning transexuals found 10% of the sample scoring above 30 in the Dissociative Experiences Scale, which suggests the presence of a dissociative disorder (Walling, Goodwin, & Cole, 1998).
Furthermore, the EMDR institute, which trains of practitioners in EMDR, suggests that every individual should be screened for a dissociative disorder before the use of EMDR.
They finally found out that the higher average scores in the groups of patients with dissociative disorder and PTSD was the result of the accumulation of people with high dissociative ability in these groups.
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A clinical presentation of some of the signs and symptoms will be offered in an effort to aid the therapist who suspects they may have a client with a dissociative disorder.

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