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What are dissociative disorders?

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Dissociative disorders are Characterized by a disruption Affecting Normally integrated functions. There are five types of dissociative disorders Hand described in DSM- IV(1):

Dissociative Amnesia is characterized by an inability to recall important personal memories, usually of a traumatic or stressful, not explaining this inability by a bad memory.

The Dissociative fugue is characterized by sudden and unexpected departure has from usual living environment Loved, with Inability to remember past Loved and confusion about personal identity or a new identity adopter.

The dissociative identity disorder (formerly Multiple Personality) Characterized by the presence of IS of Two or more distinct identities or “personality states” separate take-turns controlling the behavior of the subject, with Inability To Evoke personal memories. This is too extensive to be explained by a bad memory.

Here Are the Diagnostic Criteria for this disorder:

  • Presence of Two or more distinct identities or “personality states” separate (each with ITS Particular conditions and constant perception, Thought and environment and the relationship).
  • At least Two of contention identities or “personality states” take turns controlling the behavior of the subject.
  • Inability to recall important personal memories, too strong to Be Explained by ordinary forgetfulness.
  • The disruption caused to is Not the Effects of a substance gold general medical condition. NB In children, the symptoms can not be attributed to the play of imagination or the evocation of imaginary companions.

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