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Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders Psychology 2230 Dr. Dianne Leader
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Dissociative Disorders Process in which different parts of an individual’s identity, memories, or consciousness become split off from one another Mild dissociative experiences are common, disabling ones are pathological
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Dissociative Disorders Dissociative Identity Disorder There are separate, multiple personalities in the same individual. Dissociative Fugue The person moves away and assumes a new identity, with amnesia for the previous identity. Dissociative Amnesia The person loses memory of important personal facts, including personal identity, for no apparent organic cause Depersonalization Disorder Frequent episodes where individual feels detached from his or her mental state or body
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DID Two or more distinct personalities, often many more. Different ages, some different genders, evidence of biological as well as psychological differences among “alters”. Severe memory problems common. Self-destructive, other problems common
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Common functions/types of alters: Host Persecutor Young child Protector, helper
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Causes of DID Almost all patients have histories of child abuse Most are also highly suggestible DID is believed to represent a mechanism to escape from impact of trauma Closely related to PTSD
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