Dissociative disorders

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Dissociative disorders o Definition Dissociative experience – feelings of detachment from self or surroundings, disruption in a person’s sense of identity, memory, or consciousness Dissociative experiences are normative to some degree Déjà vu Religious trances o Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) – used to be multiple personality disorder 2 or more distinct identities or personalities called “alters” Average # of identities is 15 Identities recurrently take control of behavior (switch) Amnesia for periods of time when one particular alter is present Case studies Sybil Eve White – The three faces of Eve Herschel Walker United States of Tara Prevalence <1% Sex ratio: more women Onset: childhood but no diagnosed until adulthood Alters – varying awareness of other alters Common to have alters of different ages and gender Child Strong male protector Each alter has their own way of perceiving themselves and relating
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