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Dissociative Disorders Dissociative Disorders Dr. Nolan Zane Dr. Nolan Zane
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Dissociative disorders: Disorders in which person's identity, consciousness, or memory are significantly altered.
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Most are rare, but reports of dissociative identity disorder in United States have increased (now estimated that 5 percent of adult psychiatric unit patients have dissociative identity disorder) Dissociative amnesia: partial or total loss of personal information (due to traumatic event). There are different types of amnesia such as localized amnesia -loss of all memory for a short time (most common type) as opposed to systemtized amnesia – loss of memory of a class of related events (e.g., job, family). Dissociative fugue: Dissociative amnesia plus travel; usually incomplete change of identity; recovery usually abrupt and complete Depersonalization disorder: feelings of unreality and perceptual distortion of self or environment. Things feel strange or surreal. Most common form of dissociative disorder and is often precipitated by physical or psychological stress
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Culture-Bound Syndromes Nervios : Somatic symptoms and anxiety
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course PSC 49640 taught by Professor Schleper during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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