[DSM-IV] mental disorders characterized by sudden, temporary alterations in identity, memory, or consciousness, segregating normally integrated memories or parts of the personality from the dominant identity of the individual. This category includes dissociative identity disorder, dissociative fugue, dissociative amnesia, and depersonalization disorder.

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Dissociative Disorders Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... There are four major dissociative disorders: Dissociative amnesia Dissociative identity disorder Dissociative fugue Depersonalization disorder Symptoms common to all types of dissociative disorders in...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Dissociative disorders usually develop as a mechanism for coping with trauma. The disorders most often form in children subjected to chronic physical, sexual or emotional abuse or, less frequently, a ...
Source: MayoClinic

Dissociative Disorders Prevention

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Prevention
... Children who are physically, emotionally or sexually abused are at increased risk of developing mental health disorders, including dissociative disorders. If stress or other personal issues are affect...
Source: MayoClinic

Dissociative Disorders Treatment

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Complications
... People with a dissociative disorder are at increased risk of complications that include: Self-mutilation Suicide attempts Sexual dysfunction, including sexual addiction or avoidance Alcoholism and sub...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... Psychotherapy is the primary treatment for dissociative disorders. This form of therapy, also known as talk therapy, counseling or psychosocial therapy, involves talking about your disorder and relate...
Source: MayoClinic

Dissociative Disorders Other

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An Overview of Dissociative Disorders
... What are dissociative disorders? Mental illness is a general term for a group of brain disorders that affect the way a person thinks, feels, acts and/or relates to others and his or her surroundings. ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Depersonalization Disorder
... What is depersonalization disorder? Depersonalization disorder is marked by periods of feeling disconnected or detached from one’s body and thoughts (depersonalization). The disorder is sometimes desc...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

   

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