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Dissociative Disorders

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Taylor Barrett

on 18 December 2013

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Transcript of Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative Amnesia
Inability to recall important personal information
Causes include trauma or stress
Consequences include depression, anxiety, Ganser's syndrome
Treatment of therapy or hypnosis
Young children and adults
Dissociative Disorders
By Taylor Barrett, Lizzie Fuller, Eileen Tran
Dissociative Fugue
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Depersonalization Disorder
Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
Psychogenic Fugue
The sudden travel away from home
Consequences of distress or impairments
Brief or long periods of travel
Memory loss and same identity
Treatments of therapy and hypnosis
Sometimes, when people are faced with stress or anxiety from a very traumatic event, a dissociative disorder may occur.
Dissociative disorders are characterized by having of two or more certain or separate identities or personality states that control a persons life or behavior. This disorder is sometimes seen as a coping mechanism or defense reaction.
About .01% to 1% of the general population struggles with dissociative disorders. But researchers believe about 7% of the population may be living with this disorder but undiagnosed.
Women are more likely than men to have this disorder. It most often occurs between adolensce and young adulthood. The average age for diagnosis is 30.
Occurring with all dissociative disorders are: amnesia, out of body experiences/feelings, time loss and trances.
Some other symptoms that may occur with this disorder: depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, panic attacks, alcohol and drug abuse, and suicidal tendencies

Effective treatments are counseling(talk therapy), psychotherapy, medication and hypnotherapy.
Sometimes medications used to treat anxiety or depression are used to treat dissociative disorders because with most cases of this disorder, anxiety and depression are underlying disorders.
This type of diagnosis is used when conditions do not meet the criteria for one of the four main types of dissociative disorders.
"For example, a person might show signs of derealization but not have depersonalization. Therefore this person would be diagnosed as
The presence of two or more distint identities or personalities in one person
Usually caused by physical or sexual abuse during childhood, but this is not always the case
Consquences/symptoms are self-mutilation, nightmares, flashbacks, memory loss, and possible harm to other based on the identity
Treatment options include therepy, and hypnosis
characterized by a feeling of detachment
is a common experience but not diagnosed unless it impairs the function of the person
usually caused by severe stress or being in life-threatening situations
Consequences include lack of response to stimuli, and lack of control, and often are present with panic attacks
Treatments include therepy, and hypnosis
Dissociative Amnesia
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