Dissociative%20and%20Somatoform%20disorders

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Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders PSY 350 Recitation February 23-26
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Dissociative Disorders Central feature: dissociation May arise suddenly or gradually Can be brief or chronic Four types of dissociative symptoms: Amnesia Identity problems Derealization Depersonalization
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Dissociative Disorders Only about 2% of the U.S. population reports having experienced dissociation to the extent that it would be considered abnormal Surveys indicate that 4-29% of individuals who have some other type of DSM diagnosis may also have a dissociative disorder
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Types of Dissociative Disorders Four types Dissociative amnesia Dissociative fugue Depersonalization disorder Dissociative identity disorder
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Dissociative Amnesia The sufferer has significantly impaired memory for important experiences or personal information Experiences or information typically involve traumatic or stressful events Memory problems can take on several forms: Generalized amnesia Selective amnesia Localized amnesia
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Dissociative Fugue Key features Sudden, unplanned travel Difficulty remembering the past Episode can last anywhere from a few hours to weeks or even months During a fugue state, an individual generally seems to function normally Once the fugue state has subsided, the individual may not be able to remember what occurred during it
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Depersonalization Disorder Key symptom: a
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