Ab Psych - Dissociative Disorders

  1. Types of Dissociative Disorder
    • Dissociative Amnesia
    • Dissociative Identity Disorder
    • Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder
  2. Dissociative Amnesia/Fugue asessment
    • Third part reporting
    • Extensive inability to recall important personal information
    • May include fugue
  3. Types of Dissociative Amnesia
    • Generalized
    • Localized
  4. Causes/Etiology of Dissociative Amnesia
    Severe psychological stress: Child abuse, violence
  5. Dissociative Amnesia treatment
    • Often no treatment required
    • Hypnosis if no memory after a week
  6. Assessment of Dissociative Identity Disorder
    Existence of two distinct, independent and complex personalities which dominate at different times.
  7. Prevalence of Dissociative Identity Disorder
    <0.02%
  8. Gender differences in Dissociative Identity Disorder
    • 3-9 Times more female
    • Males average 8 identities, females 15
  9. Dissociative Identity Disorder general diagnosis age(s)
    Late adolescence and young adulthood
  10. Dissociative Identity Disorder Etiology
    • More common in first degree relatives
    • 98% Have childhood trauma/abuse
    • Suggestibility -> Autohypnosis
    • Neurological
  11. Dissociative Identity Disorder treatment
    • Integrative therapy (25% success)
    • Treat trauma
  12. Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder assessement
    • Presence and of persistent or recurring Depersonalizatoin and Derealization, or both
    • Not better explained by other conditions
  13. Depersonalization
    Detachment from one's mind, self or body
  14. Derealization
    Experiences of unreality or detachment from one's surroundings
  15. Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder features
    • Difficulty describing symptoms
    • Time dilation
    • Difficulty recalling memories in detail
    • Under-reactive/muted responses
    • Associated anxiety/depression
  16. Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder prevalence
    • Transient symptoms common
    • 0.8% - 2.8% of people have the disorder
    • Equal sex ratio
  17. Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder onset and course
    • Age range; 16-24
    • Chronic
  18. Types of Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder
    • Discrete recurring episodes
    • Continuous
    • Episodic, progressing to continuous
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Ab Psych - Dissociative Disorders
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