dissociative disorder


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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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Because the intern was scheduled to graduate from her internship 3 months after meeting this client, the main goals during this 3-month intervention period were to determine whether a dissociative disorder diagnosis accurately described the client's symptoms, help the client understand how his varied and confusing emotions and behaviors were part of his dissociative experience, help the client recognize the value of psychotherapy, and then help him to accept a referral to a psychotherapist trained to treat DID.
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In the DSM the psychological manifestation of dissociation is diagnosed as a Dissociative Disorder and the somatic domain is diagnosed as a Somatoform Disorder.
The defence said Muhammad brainwashed Malvo and left him with a mental illness called a dissociative disorder, disrupting Malvo's own identity and leaving him unable to tell right from wrong.
Treat the Dissociative Disorder (DD) sufferer as neither more special nor more sinful than any other Christian (James 2:1-9).
3 The formal clinical diagnosis of this process is Atypical Dissociative Disorder.
Otherwise you're inviting chaos," said Christine Courtois, a psychologist and clinical director of a dissociative disorder program at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington, D.
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13] found that, 70% of those attempting suicide were suffering from stress related illness with prominent histrionic traits in personality, 20% were suffering from mild depression and the remaining 10% were suffering from dysthymia and dissociative disorder.

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