Chapter 6 - Chapter 6 Dissociative Disorders and Somatoform...

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Chapter 6 Dissociative Disorders and Somatoform Disorders I. Classification of Dissociative Disorders 1. Dissociative Amnesia (Forgetting) 2. Dissociative Fugue (runni n g away from ones place) 3. Depersonalization Disorder (Alienated from one’s self) 4. Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder) Each Disorder involves some sort of dissociation or separation of a part of the person’s conscious, memory or identity. These dissociative is a defense mechanism. 1. Dissociative Amnesia Symptoms – Partial or total loss of important personal information. Might occur suddenly, after a stressful or traumatic event. Localized amnesia relates to a particular or specific time period. Selective amnesia refers to inability to remember certain details. Generalized amnesia refers to total forgetting. 2. Dissociative Fugue Symptoms – Confusion over personal identity and unexpected travel from home. Sometimes multiple fugue episodes are reported. 3. Depersonalization Disorder Symptoms – Feelings of unreality concerning one’s self and the environment. 4.
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY CLP 3143 taught by Professor Cyrusazimi during the Fall '09 term at University of Central Florida.

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Chapter 6 - Chapter 6 Dissociative Disorders and Somatoform...

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