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Dissociative Disorders 1 Diagnosis and Treatment Laura Koskimaki University of Phoenix
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Dissociative Disorders 2 Introduction There are many types of psychological disorders; some may cause a person to become lost, others may cause individuals to want or committee suicide, or even have multiple personalities. Psychological disorders are a mental disorder or mental illness of behavioral patterns generally associated with subjective distress or disability that occurs in an individual, and which are not part of normal development or culture. I will be explaining the diagnosis and treatment for dissociative disorders, as well as a brief explanation of the disorder. I will also explain the different examples of dissociative disorders. In this paper, I will give a detail explanation of how the disorder is diagnosed as well as current trends in treatment for dissociative disorders.
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Dissociative Disorders 3 What is Dissociative Disorders? Dissociative disorders are known as personality separation; this means that some aspect of the personality is separated from the rest of the individual’s personality. Dissociative disorders are among the most puzzling forms of mental disorders. When suffering from a dissociative disorder the individual cannot reassemble the pieces, and usually involves memory loss, and complete but temporary change in identity. Some cases there are several distinct personalities that are present in one person. Dissociative disorders are a group of psychiatric syndromes characterized by disruptions of aspects of consciousness, identity, memory, motor behavior, or environmental awareness. Dissociative disorders are usually developed as a way to cope with
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2011 for the course PHIL 2 taught by Professor Marbach during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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