Psychological Disorder2

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Psychological Disorders Dissociative Disorders Dissociative disorders are characterized by disturbances in consciousness, memory, identity, and perception. Three kinds of dissociative disorders are dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, and dissociative identity disorder. Dissociative Amnesia The main feature of dissociative amnesia is an inability to remember important personal information, usually about something traumatic or painful. The memory loss is too extensive to be explained by normal forgetfulness. Dissociative Fugue People with dissociative fugue suddenly leave their homes and disappear unexpectedly. They do not remember their past and are confused about their identity. Sometimes, they may assume entirely new identities. Dissociative Identity Disorder Dissociative identity disorder was formerly called “multiple personality disorder.” In this disorder, certain aspects of identity, consciousness, and memory are not integrated. People with dissociative identity disorder cannot remember important personal information and have two or
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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