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Abnormal Chapter 6

Abnormal psychology chapter 6 vocab

Situation in which the individual loses a sense of the reality of the external world Derealization
Dissociative disorder in which feelings of depersonalization are so severe they dominate the client's life and prevent normal functioning Depersonalization disorder
Dissociative disorder featuring the inability to recall personal information, usually of a stressful or traumatic nature Dissociative amnesia
Loss of memory of all personal information, including identity Generalized amnesia
Memory loss limited to specific times and events, particularly traumatic events Localized or selective amnesia
Dissociative disorder featuring sudden, unexpected travel away from home, along with an inability to recall the past, sometimes with assumption of a new identity Dissociative fugue
Altered state of consciousness in which people firmly believe they are possessed by spirits; considered a disorder only where there is distress and dysfunction Dissociative trance disorder
Formerly known as multiple personality disorder; a disorder in which as many as 100 personalities or fragments of personalities coexist within 1 body and mind Dissociative identity disorder
Shorthand term for alter egos, the different personalities or identities in dissociative identity disorder Alters
Altering of perception that causes people to temporarily lose a sense of their own reality, most prevalent in people with dissociative disorders. Often a feeling of being outside observers of their own behavior Depersonalization
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