Ch. 15 - Ch. 15: Dissociative Disorders Symptoms: Identity...

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Ch. 15: Dissociative Disorders Symptoms: Identity confusion; Identity alteration (new identity); Derealization (familiar becomes unreal); Depersonalization (observing oneself from the outside); Amnesia Dissociative amnesia: Select retrograde; can’t remember personal information Dissociative fugue Extensive retrograde + disappearance Typically return with amnesia for fugue state Dissociative identity disorder: a person has 2 or more personalities that take control of one’s behavior Hallmarks: History of extreme, repeated abuse (mostly sexual); High hypnotizability Personality Disorders: Axis II Conditions Cluster B: Emotional and Dramatic Behaviors Antisocial personality disorder: disregard for other people to the point of violating their rights 1-2% of Americans diagnosed App. 60% of men in U.S. prisons have it Reduced frontal lobe, fear conditioning, stress response (low), punishment isn’t a threat Conduct (Oppositional Defiant) Disorder Borderline personality disorder: Empty feelings, instability in relationships, self-
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2008 for the course PSYC 100 taught by Professor Madigan during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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Ch. 15 - Ch. 15: Dissociative Disorders Symptoms: Identity...

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