Abnormal Behavior notes

Abnormal Behavior notes - Topic I: Dissociative Disorders...

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Topic I: Dissociative Disorders Depersonalization Disorder: occurs frequently. Not serious. You have an out of body experience. You look down on everything that is happening/happened. Normal, but sometimes unusual, not psychotic or anything Dissociative Amnesia: you dissociate bad things from your brain and other thoughts. There is no evidence of this. Just case studies of people who are dead. Ex- treme example of repression. Dissociative Fugue Disorder: experience a stressful event, you not only obliterate the experience, but you go somewhere else but you create a new identity for your- self. Create a fictional history for yourself. Dissociative Identity Disorder: multiple personality disorder. Occurs when an indi- vidual has two distinctly different personalities. They are unaware of the other per- sonality. You have another personality/person to experience other things for you. Sybil story--> over the course of therapy she found out that she had 15/16 different personalities by the time it was over. each of which stood in for her during a difficult time in her life. This is due to her mother exposing her to horrible things about men and sexual abuse. Is a best-seller book and movie. AKA multiple personality dis- order: no such thing. Sybil was pure fiction. Then was treated for schizophrenia.
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