dissociation_lec - DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS CULTURE and...

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DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS CULTURE and DISSOCIATION * Cultures differ in their tolerance for dissociation and altered states of consciousness * In some cultural contexts, dissociation is induced for spiritual or healing purposes DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS in DSM-IV * Disturbances or changes in memory, consciousness, or identity--- due to psychological factors * The condition causes clinically significant distress or impairment * (1) Depersonalization Disorder (2) Dissociative Amnesia (3) Dissociative Fugue (4) Dissociative Identity Disorder * All assumed to be trauma-based disorders. DEPERSONALIZATION DISORDER * A feeling of alienation from one’s body and immediate experience (including thoughts, feelings, perceptions) * Feeling of detachment, feeling like in a dream, numb, robot-like, unreal (=“derealization”) * Self-ruminations, thinking in circles * Feeling exhausted and anxious * Person is NOT psychotic and “looks normal” * Often a history of trauma or neglect * Depersonalization states can be found with many disorders, e.g. : -
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2009 for the course PSC 168 taught by Professor Zane during the Fall '07 term at UC Davis.

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