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Depersonalization (1) only dissociative disorder that does not involve disruptions in memory. no tx known.
dissociative disorder involve disruptions in memory, consciousness,or identity. develop in response to extreme stressors and serve to relieve the individual of some of the anxiety associated with the stressors. exagerated version of a person in extreme shock- death of loved
Mild dissociative experiences experiences are common to everyone-it is the splitting off of conciousness as when driving a car home, we can shift our attention
more extreme dissociative experiences shifting of attentional focus becomes increasingly hard
severe dissociative experiences there is inability to shift focus or there is discontinuity of focus such that we cannot access memories regarding a previous focus.
dissociative fugue more extreme version of amnesia in which the individual forgets his or her identity, travels away from home,assumes a new identity. last short duration, full memory returns following episode,loss of memory for events that occured during the fugue state
dissociative identity disorder (DID)-multiple personality disorder multiple identities in a single individual. each identity has distinct cognitive, emotional and benavioral characteristics.
behavior of person with dissociative identity disorder person may change from one identity to another in a matter of seconds, often in reaction to stress. connected to severe trauma as a child. to escape from emotionally difficult situation the person self-hypnotize, becomes a different person.
Depersonalization(2) may experience a change in sense of reality or sense of self. feel as if they are in a dream. this is common in adolescence or if under influence of hallucinogenic substances. no tx know
Created by: fruitfly